Art therapy

Why do research in Art therapy?

We have a strong research profile and offer supervision for PhD, Professional Doctorates and Research Masters. Our staff has a wide variety of research interests and current projects include domestic violence and health, supervision of psychotherapy, evaluation of couple counselling, and art and mental health.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in social, community, education and health contexts such as early intervention and infant services;  mother and baby units; special education; child and family services; mental health facilities; drug and alcohol services; physical disabilities; hospitals; palliative care; intellectual disabilities; forensic settings; geriatric care and private practice.


Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are Clearly In ATAR Rank as a quick guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. Additional information on the 2017 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

No courses available

How to apply

You can apply for research candidature at any time. However, applications for research scholarships close on 31 October.

To apply for Master's candidature, you need an Honours degree or Master's Preliminary. For Doctoral (PhD) candidature, you need a Master's or a Bachelor's degree with Honours, usually with a result of at least H2A.

Before applying, it's best to contact a potential academic supervisor and receive in-principle approval for your topic.

Once you've done this, you can download an application form [PDF 1.02Mb] and submit it to the Graduate Research School. If you require this PDF in an alternative format, please contact

Fees and scholarships

Research degrees are funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Research Training Scheme (RTS) (fees may apply to some components of some Professional Doctorates).

There are a range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

No courses available

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Patricia Fenner, Health Sciences