Expressive Arts Certificate Program :

This 200 hour Expressive Arts TherapyCertificate program offers an introduction to the theory and practice of merging therapy and the arts. This training is relevant for School Counselors, Resource Teachers, Clinicians, Therapists, and Clergy wishing to add the expressive arts to their tool kits, as well as for Artists with therapeutic intentions with their work. University of Winnipeg students may receive up to 15 credit hours of this training in their Post Baccalaureate in Education.

The program is made up of three compulsory courses and one elective.These courses may be used towards the Diploma in Expressive Arts.

Complete Certificate Fees - $5900.00 Canadian (CAD) dollars (no GST)
Non-refundable deposit - $100.00 CAD

Individual Courses and fees:
Expressive Arts: Theory and Practice (6 Credit hours) - $1975.00 CAD
Expressive Arts: Personal and Professional Practice (6 Credit Hours) - $1975.00 CAD
Expressive Arts: Personal and Professional Practice (any individual 2-day workshop): $395.00 CAD
Practicum Skills (3 Credit Hours) - $975.00 CAD
Expressive Arts: Electives - $975.00 CAD (40 hours); $735.00 CAD (32 hours); $595.00 (24 hours)
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Professional Development Workshops :

No deposit required - an invoice will be sent for the full course fee (no GST) upon registration. All fees are listed in Canadian (CAD) dollars.


Online beginner Cree class: 
$100.00 CAD per term (1 hour/week on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks between the following terms: Sept - Nov 2019; Jan - April 2020; Sept - Nov 2020; and Jan - April 2021)

3-Day Drop in Courses and fees:
$595.00 CAD

Poetry in Expressive Arts Therapy with Di Brandt
Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy with David Langdon
Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy with Tanja Woloshen
Music in Expressive Arts Therapy (coming summer 2020!)
Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts with Victoria McIntosh

4-Day Drop in Courses and fees: $735.00 CAD

Nȇhiyawewin, the Land and Life as Art with Lana Whiskeyjack
Expressive Arts Therapy Studio II with Fyre Jean Graveline
Working with Trauma: Shattering the Temenos using Expressive Arts with Kate Donohue
Expressive Arts Therapy and its relation to Psychology and Psychopathology with Kate Donohue
Focus Centred Art Therapy with Karen Wallace
Principles of Drama Therapy with Csilla Przibislawsky

5- Day Drop in Course and fees: $975.00 CAD
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Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Diploma Programs:

There is no GST on any of our fees or tuition. All fees are listed in Canadian (CAD) dollars.

All Diploma Programs: 

$225.00 CAD Non-refundable Registration Fee due upon registration (part of the application process)
$200.00 CAD Non-refundable Supply Fee due upon acceptance  
Non-refundable Training Completion Fund (TCF) fee due upon acceptance. See details of the purpose of this fund here. TCF is 1% of the total tuition fee.
Art Therapy TCF = $179 CAD
Expressive Arts Therapy TCF = $189 CAD
$50.00 CAD Graduation Fee due in final term

Tuition Fees for Art Therapy Diploma: $17,900.00 CAD
* Term payments are calculated on the course hours you complete in the given period. An estimate will be provided to each student upon acceptance.
Term 1 due June 1, 2019
Term 2 due September 30, 2019
Term 3 due January 31, 2020
Term 4 due June 1, 2020
Term 5 due September 30, 2020
Term 6 due January 31, 2021

Tuition Fees for Expressive Arts and Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma: $18,900.00 CAD
* Term payments are calculated on the course hours you complete in the given period. An estimeate will be provided to each student upon acceptance.
Term 1 due June 1, 2019
Term 2 due September 30, 2019
Term 3 due January 31, 2020
Term 4 due June 1, 2020
Term 5 due September 30, 2020
Term 6 due January 31, 2021


Thesis & Practicum Completion (extension course) for all Diploma Programs:
Students will be considered graduates following completion of the Practicum as well as having completed and received a passing grade on the final project / thesis. Students requiring insurance beyond the Practicum (end of April of their second year), until such time as they graduate, will be charged $100/hour for supervision from WHEAT. Students extending their Practicum or thesis process beyond the two years (end of June of their second year) will be enrolled in Thesis Completion and charged $1000/year and $100/hour for supervision as needed.

NEW! Dual Diploma in Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy *subject to program availability
Complete all of our courses in a combined program to receive diplomas in both Art Therapy and Expressive Arts! This is a 700 hour program that can be completed between 3 - 4 years. Students will complete the Art Therapy practicum requirement of 700 hours and Expressive Arts practicum requirement of 200 hours. Tuition term payments will be calculated on the course hours completed in the given period. An estimate will be provided to each student upon acceptance.
Note: Tuition covers the cost of completing compulsory courses in both the Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Diploma programs. For further information on registration and fees please email info@wheatinstitute.com
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WHEAT Institute training is tax deductible.