Alecia Steel

Alecia Steel – MAAT (Clinical) Student

“Designing and implementing a sensory space at the Disability Expo at Auckland Showgrounds has been a highlight of my study so far,” says clinical arts therapy student Alecia Steel.

After qualifying, Alecia has lined up two arts therapy part time jobs; one with SPARK Centre for Creative Learning, and the other with Dance Therapy New Zealand. She is also establishing a small arts therapy partnership with another Whitecliffe graduate.

Alecia chose to study arts therapy after working in organisational behaviour roles for corporates in New Zealand and overseas.

“I decided to marry my love and belief in the power of creativity with my desire to assist others to engage more fully in their lives.”

She says the programme’s low-residential structure enables students to process course materials in their own way.

“It is one of the most illuminating journeys of personal and professional development I have experienced. As a practising artist I wanted to be affiliated with a school that focused primarily on arts and design.”


Alecia Steel