Master of Creative Arts Therapy

  • CRICOS code: 0100983

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Southbank)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


Give back to the community through dance and drama with industry training.

The Master of Creative Arts Therapy is a unique blended learning program offering you a specialisation in either drama or dance movement therapy. You will undertake supervised industry placements in various contexts including community, health and education.

The creative arts therapies are a form of psychotherapy utilising creative modalities, including drama, dance, music and visual art-making within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The course provides you with studies in theory, methods, research and professional practice across health, educational and community contexts. There is an emphasis on how each artistic modality is employed in teams with groups and individuals. The teaching method incorporates experiential, theoretical and practice-based learning approaches.

Graduates of this program are eligible for professional registration with appropriate professional associations. In Australia, this is the DTAA (Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia) and ANZACATA (Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association). Our course has been approved by ANZACATA to date.

This course is delivered using Blended Learning. This involves online study, two intensives per year on Southbank Campus, as well as an industry placement of 40 days per year.
Who is this course for?

The Master of Creative Arts Therapy has been developed specifically for arts educators, community arts workers, health workers and therapists who are interested in training to practice as a drama and dance movement therapist.