Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Art
Field of Study:Art Therapy/Therapist
Description:Drama therapy integrates the methods of drama and theatre with those of psychotherapy to facilitate personal change. Engaging in therapy with diverse populations, drama therapists assist clients in attaining goals which may include personal and emotional growth, ego development and psychological integration, behavioral change, the development of social skills, and improvement in quality of life.

The M.A. in Creative Arts Therapies, Drama Therapy Option, is an intensive two-year preparation for professional competence in the implementation of the dramatic arts in therapy. It is designed to educate and train drama therapists who will function as competent primary or adjunct professionals in their field with a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility. The Drama Therapy Option was designed to meet the program requirements for the National Association for Drama Therapy. Formal accreditation was awarded by the NADT in 2000.
URL:Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $24,985

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with courses in theatre, psychology, and introduction to drama therapy with a past academic record of no less than a B average.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    500-word statement of purpose. Curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation. Documentation showing involvement in drama or theatre (may include video material). Previous work/volunteer experience in a clinical, rehabilitative or educational setting is expected. Direct experience with the therapeutic process is highly desirable.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 24, 2021

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