Welcome to our exciting Studio and Learning Space
BCSAT – A Division for the Centre for Human Science Research and its Relation to Human Service Association
125 Skinner Street (Annex) Victoria, B.C. V9A 6X4
For location of school, see map reference on Google Maps here.
BCSAT Course Curriculum
The Curriculum format provides students with an intensive module academic program. Each intensive period is inclusive, comprising the full course. Course assignments are due one to two months after the intensive teaching period. Practica supervision for students living at a distance is available through telephone or Skype.
POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE: The modules will cover all of the required core courses and some of the elective courses spread over 3 module sessions of one month each. Practicum and supervision hour are completed in the period between the modules. On average this program costs $13,000 – $15,000.
POST-BACHELOR’S DIPLOMA: The modules will cover all of the required core courses and some of the elective courses spread over 3 module sessions of one month. In addition to the modules, the program requires the writing of a thesis. Practicum and supervision hour are completed in the period between the modules. On average this program costs $17,000 – $19,000.
LOCAL STUDENTS: A list of practicum site placements on Vancouver Island is available, and bi-monthly group supervision is provided and required.
DISTANT STUDENTS: Students living at a distance must find their practicum site placement in their locality and weekly individual supervision is provided by telephone or Skype, and required.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM: Students are admitted to the program at any point of module instructions: January, May or September. Registration form, required transcripts and Portfolio are due one month before the intensive module. (See application procedure on Application page.)
SHORT COURSES: Anyone not wishing to pursue a full training is welcome to join the Professional Development workshops, which are open to the public (see Short Courses for more information and Events page for the list of workshops).
Our Mission Statement
To offer quality art therapy training at a graduate level, to provide art therapy education to health professionals and the public at large, and to promote and develop art therapy services in the community.
Kathleen Grace Collis (Van Sickle), founder of BCSAT, was also the first Canadian art therapist to be registered by the American Art Therapy Association and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Annual YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards (see Times Colonist article).