/Postgraduate specialist study programme “Creative Therapies”

/ About the Study

This unique postgraduate specialist study programme combines the capacities of the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, the Faculty of Medicine in Osijek and the Clinical Hospital in Osijek. The programme offers the study of art therapy, movement and dance therapy, music therapy and drama therapy. Students will be able to do independent professional work in the fields of four new professions of creative-therapeutical modalities by using the principles of visual art, music, dance and theatre for therapeutic purposes, based on the theory of the creative process, the principles of the main psychotherapeutic approaches and the principles of humanistic and developmental psychology as well as the neuroscientific research. Students will be trained to work with various populations of children, adolescents and adults. This clinical practice will be supervised and will include the work with children and adolescents with behavioural disorders, disabilities or psychological problems, members from dysfunctional families, children and adults of different diagnostic categories of psychological and/or primarily physical disorders in need of psychosocial support (PTSD, addictions, patients suffering from cancer or other chronic diseases, trauma victims, etc.), senior citizens and other specific populations.

/ What will you do here?

  • Depending on the module, you will learn about different techniques of art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance and movement therapy.
  • You will deal with social and cultural differences among people.
  • You will learn about the personality development and the procedures of psychotherapy.
  • You will experience the professional practice in medical and rehabilitation institutions.
  • We will show you the noble side of the arts.

/ What will you do after the study?

  • You will be able to do art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance and movement therapy professionally.
  • You will work in associations for people with disabilities.
  • Your knowledge will be useful in homes for children.
  • You will work in nursing homes and palliative care centres.
  • You will offer professional help to dysfunctional families.

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