Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will complete a project proposal in presentation format for an art therapy program for a specific population. Students will learn the key issues involved in the development of an art therapy proposal for a specific clinical setting, population or practice issue. These will include the importance of critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of art therapy practice and an understanding of the social, cultural, contextual and ethical frameworks for art therapy. The presentation will be grounded in an art-based form and include key aspects of the proposal.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTess Crane

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMART - Master of Art Therapy


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse research literature to determine the evidence base for art therapy programs.
02. Design and develop promotional material for art therapy proposals for specific clinical settings and populations.
03. Develop research resources and evaluation methods for art therapy proposals for specific clinical settings and population.
04. Develop contextually informed resources that address the needs and budgets of clinical settings and populations
05. Plan and execute verbal and visual presentations of art therapy proposals to peers and stakeholders

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTess Crane

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
1X2 hour lecture

Professional Development ProgramsWeek: 42 - 42
One 8.00 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
1X8 hours day per study period of professional development program


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

20-minute art based presentation at the MAT Final Project Symposium

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

5000-word essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5