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Master degree course Intermedial Art Therapy (M.A.)

 Part-time and full-time

The Master's program "Intermedial Art Therapy" is recognized by the German Professional Association for Art and Design Therapy (DFKGT). It can be studied part-time or full-time, in six or four semesters, respectively.

Students can expect innovative training concept that will prepare them for professional practice at a high artistic and scientific level. In a group of committed and creative personalities, they want to explore new possibilities, try out new paths, or go beyond familiar boundaries.

Students gain access to processes of individual and socio-developmental change and acquire the professional and personal skills to accompany and shape these processes with the use of art. They acquire the skills needed to apply and document-based and resource-oriented strategies in clinical-therapeutic, pedagogical and socio-cultural occupational fields and classify them in scientific theories and concepts of health promotion and disease treatment (theoretical knowledge).

These skills are based on the ability to use different artistic media for developmental and change processes and associate them intermedially. Non-linear, creative thinking, the capacity to improvise and presence of mind.

Research Projects Intermedial Art Therapy

Dates and lesson hours (part-time) als PDF (German only)

  • Course content and structure
  • Admission Requirements
  • Career Prospects

Course content and structure

The degree focuses on the following areas:

  • Process design & reflection
  • Artistic-intermedial procedures in therapeutic contexts
  • Development & Change
  • Systemic intervention work in intra- and interpersonal processes
  • Diagnostics & Communication
  • Psychological and medical knowledge of diagnostics, therapy planning and professional communication in interdisciplinary teams
  • Relationship design & art analogous communication
  • Dialogical concepts and procedures of self- and external perception against the background of current scientific theory in the art and media sciences
  • Aesthetics & Ethics
  • Humanistic and ethical issues and their references to application-oriented philosophical concepts

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Entitlement to study in accordance with §39 HmbHG (first academic degree with at least 180 ECTS, e.g. in one of the subjects: psychology, curative education, social work, educational science, medicine, nursing science, theology and neighboring disciplines, as well as art, music or design), or
  • State-recognized Bachelor degree(s) in artistic therapies such as art/music therapy
  • Determination of artistic aptitude in an individual admission procedure that includes both a practical and a discussion section. Artistic aptitude refers above all to the ability to engage creatively with artistic processes.
  • Application in due form and time with curriculum vitae and two current passport-sized photos (name on reverse)
  • Copy of identity card (front and back), for international students Identity-Card
  • Fully completed and signed application materials
  • Evidence of activities performed to date
  • Study book or degree certificate, if the applicant has already studied at other universities



Career Prospects


  • Art therapeutic work in groups or individual settings

  • Clinical-therapeutic practice in psychiatric or psychosomatic areas

  • Art therapy for disease management, coping (e.g. in oncology or palliative medicine)

  • Art therapeutic practice in rehabilitative institutions, development promotion (e.g. in pediatrics)

  • Pedagogical-therapeutic practice

  • Health promotion

  • Art therapy in socio-cultural fields/project work



At a glance

Start date: 1st October

Study duration:
Full-time/4 semesters
part-time/6 semesters
Dates for part-time art weekends

Study fees:
450 € per month (full-time) 395 € per month (part-time)

One-time enrollment fee: 100 €

Degree: Master of Arts

Areas of Application:

> Clinics

> Rehabilitation facilities

> Counselling services

> Private practice


Information as PDF Download (German only)
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Susann Ricks
»Studium & Lehre«

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