After much research and understanding of a potential career.
I found my myself extremely interested in Art Therapy, to become this I cannot just finish and get my degree in Fine Art but will have to undertake another qualification. I will have to complete an MA in Art Therapy. I looked into various Universities offering this degree and it is rather scarce only a handful have the MA. Without the MA however I cannot become an Art Therapist, as it is required by the (BAAT) The British Association of Art Therapists. This is watchdog that makes sure every person working in this field is qualified for the role.
The reason I chose Goldsmiths University is because it is known to have a very strong art department that would allow me to further my knowledge and practice in Art. This then would allow me to give knowledge and insight to a patient in the future. I would also go on to learn therapy, theories of therapy and undertake some of my own therapy.
Goldsmiths is also reasonably local and it has a vibe and atmosphere that I find captivating it gives off an image of creativity and excitement.
I do believe unless you have strong desires and ambitions you will never fulfil them. So I have quite the task on my hand but I look forward to the future and the challenge.
Research into Art Therapy Career’s
This is my first post on my module of Professional Practice, I had to find and highlight what I wished to do in the future and research upon this. Becoming an Art Therapist is what I eventually aspire to become, so I began looking on the British Association of Art Therapists website.
Good way to stay up to date with work.