This course engages students in foundation learning relevant to a profession in art therapy. A three-part learning approach incorporating experiential, theoretical and practical knowledge production underpins subject content and provides a foundation in art therapy principles of practice set within a humanistic framework. Students engage in art making practice, self-reflective activities, trainee level art therapy sessions, seminars and class discussions as well as academic assessment tasks. The role of creativity, art making and psychological theory in relation to art therapy as a discipline are investigated and applied to child, adult or group therapy situations. These areas of learning form a foundation for future studies in art therapy and towards the Master Art Therapy qualification required for professional registration as an art therapist. Health or other professionals wanting to learn foundation studies in art therapy can graduate from this course to enrich or supplement their current roles. The HCART alone does not lead to professional registration however it may be a stepping stone to the full HMART. The course requires the completion of 60 credit points over two years of full-time (or equivalent part-time study for Domestic students).