Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies



1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The principal aims of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy course are to:
* prepare students with previous clinical or other professional qualifications to integrate arts therapy theory and practice into their professional role; OR
* prepare students without previous clinical experience for further study towards a range of roles in the Arts Therapy professions;
* encourage students to apply their creative and scholarly abilities to healing and self-development through the arts;
* explore the relationship between theories about the human psyche and Arts Therapy practice;
* equip students with a knowledge base for effective Arts Therapy research and further Arts Therapy study;
* enable students to extend their creative abilities in the arts; and
* develop students' critical skills and foster a mature understanding of the relationships between their work and society

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements: Applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent educational and professional experience.

Detailed requirements: See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees (what you pay) $8,772 $8,772
Government tuition subsidy (what the government pays) $7,743 $7,743
Total $16,515 $16,515

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success

Successful course completions 95%

National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,756
Earnings range $42,996 - $65,706
In employment 41%
In further study 53%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Maori Education Trust: Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarships

Provided by:

Maori Education Trust - Manager



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Fuji Xerox AUT Undergraduate Scholarship

Provided by:

Auckland University of Technology



$6,500 for 2018 and 2019$6,750 for 2020 and 2021

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


24 Balfour Road

Chch Central

52 Oxford Street
Christchurch Central


120 Madras Street

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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