Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education,
Crawford College of Art & Design,
Sharman Crawford St.
Tel: 021 433 5200
Fax: 021 496 2267
Crawford College of Art & Design has provided education in the arts for over 200 years. Located in the city of Cork, Ireland, the college has a proud tradition in the fields of fine art, ceramic design, art teacher training and continuing visual education.
Over the past twenty years the college has established a strong Art Therapy programme in the Adult Education Department. The renamed Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education now provides opportunities for experiencing, learning about and, ultimately, training in the Art Therapy process, in addition to other visual development courses. Pioneering art therapy training in Ireland, the Summer School was set up initially, followed by the Art Therapy Foundation Certificate. 1998 saw the first intake of Postgraduate Art Therapy students. This professional training course was the first of its kind in Ireland and in 2006 the MA programme in Art Therapy began.
The Certificate in Arts & Empowerment Practice, with a more community art remit, was established in 1996. This year the Art Therapy Foundation Course and the Arts & Empowerment Course have become accredited HETAC level 8 modules. To reflect this their names have changed to Principles of Art Therapy Certificate and Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate respectively. We also now offer another HETAC level 8 module, Arts, Participation & Development in Global Education.
For the past nine years we have run a number of Art Therapy introductory weekends, and more recently introductory days, to meet the huge demand from people wanting to experience the Art Therapy process.
The Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education is committed to providing creative educational training through experiential workshops, backed up by seminars and lectures. It is actively involved in developing the quality and educational standing of its courses.