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Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) MA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with courses in Theatre (24 credits or approved equivalents): Psychology (24 credits, which must include courses in Introductory, Developmental, and Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and a research methodology course to be approved by an academic faculty advisor, or approved equivalents); and An Introduction to Drama Therapy (3 credits).
  • No less than a B average (3.00 on a 4.30 scale) or equivalent.
  • Documented involvement in drama and theatre.
  • Previous work experience in a clinical, rehabilitative, or educational setting.
  • Direct experience with the therapeutic process is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Since enrolment is limited, applicants are selected on the basis of a past academic record of no less than a B average, a 500-word letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits.

Please see the Creative Arts Therapies Courses page for course descriptions.

Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) MA (60 credits)

45

credits of Core Courses

DTHY 600 Current Approaches to Drama Therapy (3.00)
DTHY 693 Research in Drama Therapy (3.00)
DTHY 603 Improvisation and Drama Therapy - Studio/Workshop (3.00)
DTHY 604 Drama Therapy and Groups (3.00)
CATS 610 Introduction to Topics in Clinical Psychology for Creative Arts Therapists (3.00)
CATS 611 Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists (3.00)
DTHY 613 Drama Therapy Practicum Supervision I (3.00)
DTHY 614 Drama Therapy Practicum Supervision II (3.00)
DTHY 623 Advanced Drama Therapy Practicum Supervision I (3.00)
DTHY 624 Advanced Drama Therapy Practicum Supervision II (3.00)
CATS 639 Interdisciplinary Topics: Cross-cultural Competence in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
CATS 641 Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Clinical Practice in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
CATS 643 Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Research in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
DTHY 643 Sociodrama and Psychodrama (3.00)
DTHY 644 Child and Adolescent Drama Therapy (3.00)
DTHY 645 Assessment in Drama Therapy (3.00)
CATS 691 Research in the Creative Arts Therapies (3.00)

6Elective credits chosen in consultation with an academic faculty advisor. With the approval of the Chair of Creative Arts Therapies and that of the cooperating department, some or all of the elective credits may be chosen from other graduate programs in the Faculty of Fine Arts, other faculties at Concordia University, or other universities.
9Additional credits chosen from one of two streams of research: Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) MA Research Paper Stream: Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) or Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) MA Applied Research Project Stream: Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)

Research Paper Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) (9 credits)

9

credits:

CATS 689 Research Paper (9.00)

Applied Research Project: Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) (9 credits)

9

credits:

CATS 698 Applied Research Project with Report (6.00)
CATS 699 Comprehensive Exam (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Practicum. In addition to the credit requirements, and as stipulated by the professional program approval of the National Association for Drama Therapy, each student must successfully complete a minimum of 800 hours (350 direct client contact hours and 450 agency hours) in the practice of drama therapy, under faculty supervision, in an approved practicum setting. The program emphasizes experience with individual, group, and family formats for therapeutic interventions. Students work with different client populations during the first and second year of the practicum.

Language Requirements. While there are no formal language requirements, students intending to work in Quebec are strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of French.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is two years (5 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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