Arts Therapies/Applied Arts Education
LASALLE College of the Arts
Masters of Arts in Art Therapy
LASALLE College for the Arts is the sole higher learning institution offering training for art therapy at postgraduate level in Singapore. The two-year full-time Master of Arts programme was first offered in 2006. It prides itself to provide an Asian focus while introducing students to theories on human development and clinical, psychodynamic processes, pictorial analysis, Research Methods in Creative Arts, Practicum on child, adolescent, adult, geriatrics and family art therapy. Students in the programme are required to undertake 3 semesters of clinical placements, group training and final research.
Singapore University of Social Science
Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy
The training exposes individuals to different art forms like play, art, mind and bodywork, narrative and storytelling. Through these in-depth opportunities, professionals could employ expressive arts therapy to combine psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing. The multi-arts approach via creative expression can be used as a therapeutic tool to help initiate changes in individuals.
Diploma and Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology
The programme introduces and integrates tools of drama with an understanding of psychology to equip graduates with knowledge and skills to apply drama in work with communities from a wide range of settings, such as schools, social service agencies and hospitals. Students have collaborated with the Department of Renal Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital to create interactive theatre performances such as “Hello, Kidney” (2020) and “Life Swells” (2020) to engage the public to consider issues and experience of patients and caregiver coping illness such as chronic kidney disease and gout.