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Transcript of Art Therapy
What is Our Definition of a 'Career'
And Why Arts Therapy?
Please look at Mila's drawing
Now, why did I make you do this, and how does this relate to art therapy?
What Is Our Definition of a 'Career', and Why Arts Therapy?
- What is Arts Therapy?
- What Skills do I Need to Pursue This Career?
- Education Plan
High school courses
- Life as an Art Therapist
- Questions, Comments, Concerns?
A career, is something that we want to be happy with.
We want to wake up everyday and love the work that we do.
We don't want our work to feel like work.
What Does a Visual Arts Therapist do?
What is Arts Therapy?
Arts therapy is the use of the arts to help patients express and deal with their physical, emotional and/or psychological problems.
Music Therapists use music and musical elements
Visual Art Therapists use various art mediums
Year One and Two of the Music (Comprehensive) Program)
Admission to Year Three of Music Therapy Program
7.00 GPA for Music
5.00 GPA for Psychology
Total of 6.00 GPA
Interview assessing musical skills:
- song with self-accompaniment
-improvisation on major instrument
Music Therapy Education
-4 placements (ex. autistic children, teens with emotional disorders etc.)
- presentation of reflection for staff
Individual Client (entire 4th year)
- students discuss subjects related to music therapy
- professionals are invited to speak
Experimental music therapy group
What skills do I need to pursue this career?
-Skilled in music/visual art
-Being able to support others emotionally
-Explaining and teaching others
-Attention to detail
Our 'True Colours'
Bachelors Of Fine Arts -
4 Year Program
Internship with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT)
-completion of 1,000 hours
If approved by the Accreditation Review Board, you will get the title:
Music Therapist Accredited (MTA)
Still be educated during your career by:
- attending meetings
- evaluated every 5 years
An in person interview, online questionnaire and a
portfolio are required.
* Tuition for one year is approximately $6727
showcase at least 8 pieces displaying your best work
in at least 2
mediums of art.
The Toronto Art
Therapy Institute only accepts 12 students per program.
The prerequisite is a bachelors in either art or psychology and a B average.
The program is 2 years long and will cost a total of
" should also be included. The ideabook should include your sketches and/or creative thoughts.
The ideabook could be your
How will we overcome our obstacles?
Apply for scholarships!Get part-time jobs!
Art and music are not skills that magically occur overnight. They require time and patience.
If you drew many branches, that means that you are a very detailed person.
A hole in the tree could mean that you have past trauma that you can't get over.
Long roots mean that you are stubborn, and strong willed.
In order to graduate you must complete a major project or thesis as well as 800 hours of practicum.
Upon completion of the program. I graduate as a professional art therapist and receive a diploma in art therapy.
Work in a hospital preferably with children.
* SickKids offers a creative arts therapy program
Life as An Arts Therapist
Go to TD Bank and ask an adviser about retirement plans at the age of 30
You need at least a 75% but exceptions are made based on portfolios, and/or previous creative experience.
By Jessie Lin and Mila Li
You make about $35,000 to $55,000 a year, and you work from 9am-5pm.
After several years of experience we can become program heads.
$55,000 to $80,000 a year or more
Organization and planning skills
Organization and planning skills
Relates well to others
We plan to retire at the age of 65.
Thank you for listening!