Ikon Institute of Australia

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Adelaide SA 5000

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Bachelor of Arts Therapy

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 Psychotherapy.

Ikon Institute - Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Arts Therapy is effective in working with diverse groups of clients of all age groups, abilities, and with a range of issues; it 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. The consequent insights and personal understandings can be instrumental in facilitating change.

Our Art Therapy course structure allows students the option to exit at either a Diploma or Associate Degree stage, or continue their journey to achieve the Bachelor qualification.

Our Bachelor qualifications have Diploma and Associated Degree qualifications nested within them. This means that you can study for 1 year (full-time) and graduate with a Diploma or 2 years (full-time) and graduate with an Associate Degree. Feel free to enquire for more information on the Diploma and Associated Degree exit points to our Bachelor courses.

Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Course Outline


3 years full time


Course delivery will be through a combination of facilitated classroom training, out of class self directed learning and on-the-job placement.

There are 3 subjects per trimester, with 3 trimesters in years 1 & 2, and 2 trimesters in year 3 allowing for completion of assessments and clinical placement in years 2 & 3.

  • Year 1, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 2, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 3, 2 trimesters of 13 weeks each plus completion of assessments and clinical placement

The course meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) guidelines. Our course has been developed to ensure we are able to respond to the new membership requirements of the key arts therapy professional body in Australia, ANZACATA.

Course Code:

094684M CRS1400328

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy course is for:

  • Students with no prior learning in Arts Psychotherapy.
  • Students who have completed an accredited art therapy Diploma or Advanced Diploma and wish to further expand their knowledge in this area. If you have previously studied an Ikon Counselling / Art Therapy VET qualification.

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy provides students with a clear pathway, directly engaging in Arts Psychotherapy for the entirety of their training, and providing a sound undergraduate foundation upon which to build further, higher level training.

The foundational subjects will also provide a solid grounding for other specialised modalities including dramatherapy, and dance/movement therapy, studied at a post graduate level.

In conjunction with the Ikon Diploma / Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma, the Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy provides a progressing academic training pathway that offers individuals a structured method to become an accredited arts psychotherapist.

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy is is FEE-HELP approved

Eligible students may be able to obtain an Australian Government student loan for all or part of their tuition fees

Contact us today for a full course prospectus, or to enrol in this course today!

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