School of Creative Arts Therapies
Whitecliffe’s School of Creative Arts Therapies is the only school in New Zealand to offer the suite of Creative Arts Therapies programmes.
The programmes range across many creative modalities including visual arts, drama, movement, dance, creative writing, nature-based arts, expressive arts therapy and more.
Whitecliffe Creative Arts Therapies graduates combine their passions for creativity and working with others to enhance wellbeing. They develop the confidence to contribute to this dynamic, emerging field, harnessing their own experience and interests to pioneer new frontiers in this rapidly-expanding profession.
School of Creative Arts Therapies Courses & Programmes
Staff Spotlight: Dr Deborah Green + Hilary Tapper
We caught up with Dr Deborah Green and Hilary Tapper to discuss their academic and personal connection to Creative Arts Therapies, coping mechanisms for contemporary times, and what creating meaningful change means to them.
Arts therapy collective formed at Paraparaumu Beach
Judy O'Byrne, Olivia Marsden and Janine Moody, all qualified arts therapists who studied at Whitecliffe, had a dream of opening a shared therapeutic space. So during the lockdown, they came together online and created a plan for Seaview Arts Therapy Collective, in Paraparaumu Beach, to come alive.
Arts Therapy Students Handcraft A Weighted Blanket
Demand for the limited number of places on the Whitecliffe Arts Therapy programmes, which focus on visual arts drama, and dance/movement as expressive modalities for therapy, continues to grow each year.
Congratulations to the Whitecliffe Graduates of 2018!
We are proud to announce that 59 undergraduate and 44 postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees in a graduation ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, November 30.
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