Course details

CRICOS course code: 094684M

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Arts Therapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent 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 drama therapy, 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.

What will I learn?

Students 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. Students will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of exciting electives covering innovative and contemporary fields of practice such as:

• Eco-psychotherapy;

• Art and social action;

• Indigenous approaches to health and wellbeing;

• Dreams and symbols.

Graduate Pathways

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy will cater for:

• Students with no prior learning in Arts Therapy.

• Students who have completed an accredited Art Therapy Diploma or Advanced Diploma and wish to further expand their knowledge in this area.

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy provides students with a clear pathway, directly engaging in Arts Therapy for the entirety of their training, and providing a sound undergraduate foundation upon which to build further, higher level training. In conjunction with the Ikon Diploma / Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma, the Bachelor of Arts Therapy provides a progressing academic training pathway that offers individuals a structured method to become an accredited arts psychotherapist.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 19,600 Per Year Read more58,800 for the entire course.
Start date: March 2020
June 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

16 Brookes Street
Brisbane Queensland 4006

Entry criteria

You must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement and if you are under 21 years of age must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Minimum ATAR 65 or equivalent
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor’s degree

Achieving an IELTS entry score of 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in all bands.


IKON Institute of Australia
Level 3, 127 Rundle Mall
Adelaide South Australia 5000