Professional Doctorate
in Therapeutic Arts Practice


This course offers candidates the opportunity to develop high-level practice and research skills in therapeutic arts practice. A strong emphasis is placed on working collaboratively and multi-modally with individuals and groups in the community health and welfare and education sectors.
Successful candidates will be assigned two supervisors (one of which must be a MIECAT trained practitioner) at the outset of their candidature.


Candidates will be required to have completed either a MIECAT Masters or Emerging Inquiry 1 and 2.


This program is designed as a 5 year part time professional doctorate. Candidature will be considered provisional until students have completed any ethics applications that are required and the first year progress report (both of which must be completed by December of their first year). Confirmation of candidature will occur after the HREC and the MIECAT Institute’s Education Committee has reviewed the candidate’s submissions and deemed them satisfactory.

Candidates will be required to attend both group and individual supervision across the 5 years and also present work in progress, as well as attend any MIECAT seminars as indicated by their supervisors.

For detailed information regarding application in to program or to know more about the yearly assessment, hurdle requirements and thesis or exegesis and exhibition/art work examination protocols please contact us to be placed on our information mailing list. We are reviewing the program’s content and will send this out to all interested people when confirmed. We anticipate having a 2023 intake and look forward to sharing admission information shortly.