Art Psyche & the Creative Imagination - Clare Street

Throughout the programme, students will learn to engage with the unconscious and experience different aspects of the psyche through dreams, imagery, and active imagination, utilising the arts to augment and inform their understanding. This course is ideal for creatives seeking fresh perspectives on their work, and who are interested in fostering a working relationship with the creative nature of the unconscious. It should also appeal to anyone in the healing professions, the creative industries, those with a practice in psychotherapy or counselling and, more generally, anyone interested in Art and Psyche.

Note that upon completion of year 1 modules (30 credits in total) it is possible to exit the programme with a Post Graduate Certificate. Upon further completion of year 2 modules (adding up to 60 credits) it is possible to exit with a Post Graduate Diploma. Completion of the 30 credit dissertation/exegesis in the second year then allows for an MA in Art, Psyche and the Creative Imagination.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Art and Psyche: Maps and Models
Credits: 20 (across the full academic year)

Professional Portfolio: Reflective and Reflexive Strategies
Credits: 5 (across the first semester)

Professional Portfolio: Facilitation and Dissemination
Credits: 5 (across the first semester)

Year 2
Credits: 30 (beginning February 2025 and hand-in for September 2025)

Integrative Practice: Personal and Cultural Contexts
Credits: 20 (across the full academic year)

Research Skills: Methods
Credits: 5 (across the first semester)

Research Skills: Project Design
Credits: 5 (across the second semester)

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
Candidates need to fulfill the following admission criteria:
(a) A minimum 2.2 honours degree (Level 8) in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences; or (b) A minimum 2.2 honours degree (Level 8) in an area outside the fields mentioned above, but with evidence of strong interest, experience and ability in the area, as determined during the interview; or (c) Equivalence based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which meet Level 8 2.2 learning outcomes. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered, but with evidence of strong interest, experience and ability in the area, as determined during the interview.

All qualified candidates will be interviewed either in person or online (such as via MS Teams or Zoom) in order to assess their interest in the area, suitability and psychological readiness.
Successful completion of the Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy (Level 8) may count favourably for suitability.
Candidates will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The final dissertation/exegesis of the programme may require ethical approval as well as Garda vetting.

Application dates

How to Apply – All Candidates
Before you make your application, please be aware that it is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure they have read the entry requirements and procedures and submit with supporting documentation. Please note we will not be in a position to pursue applicants for outstanding documents. Only complete applications with the appropriate supporting documentation which satisfies eligibility requirements will be sent to the Programme Team for assessment. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgment email from us within 3-5 working days.

Places are available and will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis to suitable applicants until full.
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2 years Blended programme

Enrolment dates

Start date: October 2023
Location: Clare Street, Limerick

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Career Opportunities
This MA is designed to augment professional practice and also aids personal development, according to the life context of the participant. Completion of the programme would enhance employability prospects in a range of disciplines, with emphasis on the healing and care professions, the arts and the creative industries. The programme would enable participants to devise and create offerings within their own area of interest or specialization that could be delivered within their own professions, communities or interest groups. There is also considerable scope to act or collaborate with a range of culture-providers in one form or another to fulfil a role of adding to cultural discourse and creativity.

Further Study
Post Graduate studies within the department include research Masters and Doctorate studies.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Full time

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