Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Ikon Institute of Australia

Level 3, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 Total Capacity: 431 | CRICOS CODE: 03581E | RTO CODE: 40263
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Course Duration: 156 weeks Campus: Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane CRICOS Course Code: 094684M
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Get the skills and knowledge to become an Arts Therapist

Make a positive difference in the lives of others through your work. Join this Bachelor of Arts Therapy program with or without prior experience in Arts Therapy.

Why Arts Therapy?

Arts Therapy is effective in working with diverse groups of clients and is particularly effective in engaging people who may struggle to participate in more traditional ‘talking therapies’ such as children, adolescents, people suffering from trauma, those with disabilities, language difficulties or those from other cultural backgrounds. The experience of expressing oneself through creative activity has been found to assist in the promotion of physical, emotional, cognitive and social integration and functioning. 

What will you learn at the Ikon Institute of Australia?

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy at IKON is designed to provide graduates with a broad body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with specific emphasis on the underlying principles and concepts of Arts Therapy. The foundational subjects will provide a solid grounding for other specialised modalities including dramatherapy, and movement therapy, studied at a post graduate level. The Bachelor of Arts Therapy includes a professional placement totalling 480 hours. The degree will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical foundation you need to integrate Arts Therapy into your existing vocation or work as a private practitioner. This Bachelor of Arts Therapy at Ikon Institute of Australia is recognised by the key arts therapy professional body in Australia, ANZACATA.

At Ikon Institute of Australia you can expect small group learning and you will learn:

  • To use a range of different modalities (visual art, sculpture, movement, drama, voice, story-telling) in an improvisational manner that is responsive to clients’ needs; 
  • To be client-centred and respond to people’s lived experience in a holistic way rather than treating a particular diagnosis; 
  • A range of intervention techniques and processes including group work, creativity in mental health and systems approaches to psychotherapy. 

Are you more interested in Counselling and Psychotherapy? You may want to consider this Bachelor degree at Ikon Institute. For similar cheaper courses at a lower level, have a look at the Diploma of Counselling or Diploma of Mental Health at 4Life College.

Potential careers

Arts Therapy and creative arts therapies is an emerging, but growing profession; it is increasingly being recognised as contributing a unique approach to allied health teams in health and community settings. The Bachelor of Arts Therapy aims to develop graduates who will be able to work professionally in therapeutic settings in both the public and private sectors. Graduates may find employment in
 a range of community services settings, (e.g. schools, hospitals, disabilities services, aged care, addiction services etc) or in a self-employed capacity, running their own business.


At Ikon Institute of Australia you can decide to exit your studies after the first year with Diploma of Arts Therapy (097944E) qualification or after the second year with Associate Degree of Arts Therapy (097945D). We can also assist you with enrolment and with your Student Visa application if you decide to enrol in one of these shorter courses only. Ikon Institute of Australia has also developed agreed pathways into Masters of Arts Therapies programs in Australia. 

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