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Art Therapy Certificate Programme

  • This programme is constructed dedicatedly with reference to the latest guideline from American Art Therapy Association, incorporated with years of experience in teaching and providing psychotherapy in Tharros Centre. 

  • Programme content strives for a balanced coverage between theory and practice, allowing students to put theory into practice flexibly upon completion of study. 

  • Psychology element is integrated in programme design, helping students having no training in psychology or counselling to acquire basic concepts in psycho-development and psychopathology. 

  • This programme is oriented to therapeutic art therapy, which emphasizes both psychological expression and therapeutic intervention. 

  • This programme is specifically suitable for teachers, social workers, programme workers, art enthusiasts, people with emotional disturbance and their caregivers.  

  • The study duration of this programme varies from 1 year to 3 years. Students can suspend study within this period. Tuition fee are charged on a per-course basis. 

  • Students can freely choose to study any course based on personal needs. Course certificate would be issued after completion of any course; and programme graduation certificate and transcript would be awarded upon completion of required credits for graduation. 

  • Lecture notes are written in Chinese; and language of instruction is Cantonese.

  • Classes are available in classroom and online Zoom simultaneously so that they will not be affected by change of pandemic situation or geographical limitation.

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​Programme Structure

There are a total of 9 courses in this programme, including 2 core subjects and 7 elective subjects. Students can take courses from the above 2 categories freely without preset sequence; and can suspend study based on personal need temporarily. Certificate would be issued upon completion of each course with passing grade.

To attain more comprehensive learning, students are recommended to study all required courses and at least 2 elective courses. Students completing the above requirement within 3 years would be awarded a programme graduation certificate and an academic transcript. Students can also study 1 to 2 courses first to have a taste on whether this programme is suitable for themselves; and afterward, decide whether to study other courses to fulfill the graduation requirement.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is HK$2300 per course. Students are required to make payment 4-8 weeks before commencement for each course to reserve offer; and need not pay all courses intended to study at once.

Early Bird Discount :

By enrolling in the course and settling payment by 2/3/2024, students can have a 10% discount.

Companion Discount :

When 2 students enroll in the same course together, each student can enjoy a 10% discount. When 3 or more students enroll in the same course together, each student can enjoy a 15% discount.


If students would like to cancel enrollment of the course, application of refund shall be made before course commencement. [Refund Terms & Conditions] apply.

​Entrance Requirement


There is no academic prerequisite in studying this programme, however, individuals intended to study must critically evaluate their ability in apprehending life issues and handling discussions related. The language of instruction of this programme is Chinese and Cantonese. Extraordinary drawing technique is not compulsory for taking this programme, but students should be interested in visual art. Besides, since cases of psychological disturbance will be analyzed during classes, students are required to regulate own emotion to learn attentively.



This is an academic programme, which content is designed delicately and professionally; and is not an interest class.


Each course consists of 10 lectures, with 20 hours teaching hours. Students are required to complete classwork, as well as 20 hours of assignments and assessments. Students obtaining 60 marks or above with 80% attendance would be awarded a certificate. Programme graduation certificates, academic transcripts, and certificates of each course are issued by Tharros Centre, as evident to the passion and understanding toward art therapy of the students.


Application procedures

1. Interested parties please fill in the [Admission Form] and indicate the courses intended to study.

2. After the application is accepted, we will notify you about thee admission result and create an account for you on the [Student Portal].


3. Applicants admitted are required to pay the tuition fee of the first course taken within the designated period. Please refer to [Payment Method] for more information. 


4. After payment, the application procedure will be completed, and admitted applicants can wait for course commencement and attend the course as scheduled.

Art Class

Courses start in
April & October

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Date of commencement:
Class A: (Full)

9/4/2024 to 18/6/2024 (Tuesdays) 7:30-9:30pm

Class B:

7/4/2024 to 16/6/2024 (Sundays) 7:00-9:00pm

Art Therapy for Emotions And Traumas

Core Course

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Art Therapy for Children

Elective Course

Date of commencement:
3/4/2024 to 19/6/2024 (Wednesdays) 7:30-9:30pm

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Art Therapy for Aged & Thanatology

Elective Course

Date of commencement:
11/4/2024 to 13/6/2024 (Thursdays) 7:00-9:00pm

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Family Therapy &
Art in Journey of Marriage

Elective Course

Date of commencement:

8/4/2024 to 17/6/2024 (Mondays) 7:30-9:30pm

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Art Therapy in Christian Spirituality

Elective Course


Date of commencement:

13/4/2024 (Saturday) 2:00-6:00pm

1/5/2024 (Wednesday) 2:00-6:00pm

19/5/2024 (Sunday) 2:00-6:00pm

8/6/2024 (Saturday) 2:00-10:00pm

Courses start in
January & July

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Date of commencement:
5/7/2024 to 13/9/2024 (Fridays) 7:30-9:30pm

(If the number of students attending the classroom class exceeds the quota, it will be split into two classes, respectively on Sundays and Fridays.)


Prior completion of any subject in this programme is suggested.

Art Language and Expression

Core Course

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Art Therapy for Adolescents

Elective Course

Date of commencement:

8/7/2024 to 16/9/2024 (Mondays) 7:30-9:30pm

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Art Therapy for Autism

Elective Course

Date of commencement:

4/7/2024 to 12/9/2024 (Thursdays) 7:30-9:30pm

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Family Therapy &
Art of Parenting

Elective Course

Date of commencement:
2/7/2024 to 10/9/2024 (Tuesdays) 7:30-9:30pm

** Dates of commencement of courses are subject to change **

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