Foster self-expression…

Study Arts Therapy online with Ikon Institute of Australia, and become a qualified Practitioner, Arts Therapist, or Psychotherapist.

Our Courses
Diploma of Arts Therapy
Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Now enrolling for September 2024.

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Let healing be your masterpiece…

Whether you choose to become an arts therapist or round out your current calling, our degrees in Arts Therapy will open the door to a meaningful career. At the end of either of our dynamic and inspiring programs, you’ll walk away with the experience and ingrained skills to profoundly change lives for the better.


Arts Psychotherapist and Youth Worker

Ikon Graduate

Sarah works as a Youth Worker and Arts Psychotherapist in Melbourne. During her studies, Sarah gained a strong understanding of the role Arts Therapists play in workplaces, and the role of arts therapy in the community.


Arts Therapist

Ikon Graduate

After a life-changing event, Susie began studying Arts Therapy with Ikon. After completing her degrees, she now works in an online private practice part-time and spends one or two days a week in specialist trauma/suicidality work. 

Studying Arts Therapy online at Ikon…

A well-supported, positive, online community

Studying Arts Therapy via Distance Learning presents a great alternative to our on-campus classes, with:

  • live weekly lectures with your teacher, not just pre-recorded materials.
  • a small class, giving you the opportunity to actively listen, learn and communicate with your lecturer and classmates.
  • the chance to meet and interact with some of your peers at on-campus week-long intensive subjects, or even special retreats.
  • real-life industry placement opportunities that provide you with the essential experience to become a therapist.

As our classes are run live by our highly qualified lecturers, you will feel like you’re in the classroom!

Be their turning point

As an Arts Therapist, you’ll meet people who may have experienced mental, emotional or physical challenges. Through the medium of art, you’ll help them overcome small and sometimes large hurdles and show them just what they’re capable of. You’ll be right there as they enter an exciting new chapter, facilitating a healing of the heart and mind.

Your fresh start could also be theirs

There has never been a better time to pursue a more meaningful career. As an Arts Therapist you’ll help all walks of life, from those who have experienced trauma, to those who struggle to open up by talking alone. You’ll guide them to thrive and in turn you’ll be rewarded immeasurably.

Turn your life’s experience into your life’s work

The obstacles you’ve overcome will only serve to deepen your ability to connect with and help others. Our online Arts Therapy degrees are designed for those who want to bring out the best in people, of all ages and backgrounds.

Your Dream. Supported.

Our degrees are ambitious and require you to give your all. But you’ll be supported at every stage of your journey with us and beyond. Before you even begin, we make sure the program is aligned to your goals, abilities, and your mindset. You’ll then have unmatched access to our dedicated support crew and academic staff. We believe it pays to have experts in human care rallying behind your success.

Boutique learning experiences.

As a specialist institute, we deliver world-leading instruction with the luxury of more intimate class sizes. We believe minds absorb best when people feel comfortable and heard. We have a range of electives that you can curate around your individual passions, and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your educators.

Globally aware, community driven.

The world has never been more connected or motivated by common beliefs. At Ikon, we stay eyes-wide-open to issues impacting our community and our world. Everything that matters to you – from social justice to human rights to sustainability – is interwoven into the specialist content we teach.

Potential unearthed.

Through your journey at Ikon, you’ll uncover just as much about your own potential as you’ll develop the ability to really understand and connect with others. There is no more rewarding feeling than getting to see what you’re really made of as you positively impact other lives. Our degrees are built for those who want to nurture their intellect but also deeply reward the soul.

Feed your intellect. Nourish your soul.

Our degrees explore deeper, challenge more and ultimately reward you on a more holistic level. Our unique approach takes you on a journey where you’ll learn as much about yourself as you will about positively impacting the world through changing the lives of others.

FEE-Help Approved Degrees

Ikon’s courses are priced by subject or module. Students are able to pay via any of the options below:

  1. Tuition fees deferred via the Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme (if eligible).
  2. Payment upfront in advance of each trimester.
  3. Payment upfront in advance of each trimester and partially by tuition fees deferred via FEE-HELP  


Ikon’s higher education courses are approved for FEE-HELP. For more information about FEE-HELP, visit the StudyAssist website.

What Our Students Say

Ikon’s highly qualified academics deliver an exceptional curriculum integrating both theory and practice to emerging counselling psychotherapists, I would like to thank Ikon’s dedicated staff both in Melbourne as well as the Head Office who were extremely supportive throughout my degree…


Ikon Graduate

Ikon made me feel really prepared for entering into the workforce due to their high emphasis on practice sessions between the students. Within the first few months we were already practicing the skills as we learned them. This gave me the confidence to start working right away.


Ikon Graduate

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Applications are now open for Trimester 3 2024

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