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Courses on offer

Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate | Certificate in Creativity & Change | MA in Art Therapy | Principles of Art Therapy Certificate | Principles of Sesame Certificate | Professional Master of Education | MA Research

Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate (AGRPA_8_Y1)

The Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate focuses on learning to facilitate workshops in a health or community context. This is an experiential training course, working through the arts to empower group members and provide them with the skills to facilitate arts projects in a broad range of settings. It focuses on acknowledging the person within the learning process, recognizing the importance of play and the need for learning to be engaging. There is a strong emphasis on engaging with diversity and learning to adapt a range of arts approaches (visual arts, drama, movement, music) to meet the varying needs within a group.

 

This course runs once a month in two/three-day blocks.
Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018


 

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Creativity & Change Certificate (CRACRCH9)

Creativity & Change Certificate is a year-long course, focused on the arts as a tool for advocacy and action. It offers an introduction to creativity and its power to ignite empathy, passion and learning about our interconnected and interdependent world. The course enables participants to imagine more humane, just and viable ways to live in the world. It connects how we think, live and act in the world and considers how we can live as connected global citizens becoming part of the changes we want to see.

This course runs once a month in two/three-day blocks.

 

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Principles of Art Therapy Certificate (AATPY_8_Y1)

The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate is particularly suited to individuals who are considering training as an Art Therapist in the future or want to find out more about the art therapy process. It offers an introduction to the core principles of Art Therapy – boundaries, the image, self-inquiry, process and the triangular relationship. The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the art therapy process through experiential workshops, lectures and seminars. Journaling and essay writing challenge participants to develop the practice of reflecting on their experiential learning and relating it to theory.

 

This course runs once a month in two-day blocks.
Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

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Principles of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy Certificate (CR_ASDMT_8)

The Principles of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy Certificate introduces students to the theory and practice of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy. This approach uses story-making, play and non-verbal communication as an indirect, non-confronting, right-brain responsive therapy. Its intention is to restore people’s listening to a deeper part of their being which is fundamentally healthy and creative, but which goes unrecognised, shadowed by attention on diagnosis or pathology. Through experiential workshops and lectures, participants will learn techniques and approaches to using Sesame with various clients, groups and situations.

This course runs twice a semester in four-day blocks.
Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

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Thinking of training as an art therapist?

MA in Art Therapy (CR_ATHPY_9)

The MA in Art Therapy provides the professional training necessary to qualify as an Art Therapist. This course was the first of its kind in Ireland and, for over a decade now, has seen Irish trained art therapists graduate annually. This is a 90 credit modular course which allows successful graduates to then register with the professional body for the Creative Therapies in Ireland, IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists).   The training can be completed over two years full-time or over three years part-time (ACCS). The full-time course requires attendance of four days per week (two college days and two clinical placement days) and two days per week on the part time course (one college day and one clinical placement day).

Because of the clinical placement component of this course it is a condition of entry that all successful applicants who gain a place on the course will be subject to a Garda Clearance procedure carried out by the Garda Clearance facilitator at CIT.


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Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) (CR_ARTED_9)

The Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) (PME (Art and Design)) is a two-year, full-time Level 9 postgraduate professional teacher education programme offered jointly by CCAD and UCC. It leads to a professional qualification as post-primary teacher of Art and Design. CIT CCAD has a long history of teacher education, emphasizing new and innovative approaches to educating through art and design across all sectors of education.


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MA Research

Applications are welcome from students wishing to pursue postgraduate study by research and thesis (21 months for a Masters Degree). Department research interests include art therapy, art education, arts & health, participatory and/or socially engaged art practices or related fields.


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