Singapore University of Social Sciences

Creative Art Therapy and Education

Creative Art Therapy and Education (BAE315)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BAE315 Creative Art Therapy and Education gives students an introduction into the nature and role of Art Therapy within in the Education sector. Looking specifically at the theoretical models that underpin Art Therapy practice, this module also investigates the history of Art Therapy and its relationship to mainstream art. Case practice within education such as students manifesting learning difficulties or exhibiting behavioural problems will be presented along with issues such as disability awareness and the role of therapeutic support in an education environment. The introductory course will give students an introductory experience of the use of Art Therapy for well-being within the educational context.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • What is art therapy?
  • Art and Child Development
  • Art therapy: drawing on the past and the present
  • Getting started: drawing from within
  • Creativity: drawing on the process
  • Setting up: drawing on environment and materials
  • Spontaneous art: drawing out imagery
  • Using art to express feelings: drawing on a loss
  • Art therapy groups: drawing together
  • Working with the art product: drawing on meaning
  • Understanding limitations and potentials
  • Ethics and professional issues

Learning Outcome

  • Identify uses of the arts as an integral part of well-being and therapy.
  • Discuss the concept of art therapy using key terminologies used in educational and therapy practice.
  • Examine the appropriate use of various forms of creative arts therapy, including art making, drama, storytelling and bodywork.
  • Illustrate with examples the different creative arts intervention/strategies.
  • Design a creative arts programme to promote social and emotional learning.
  • Propose creative arts intervention/strategies to enhance the well-being and social skills of their clients.
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