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M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology

Kunst EXA Training and Consulting
Expressive Arts (EXA) Institute of Hong Kong

Expressive Arts (EXA) Therapy, Coaching, Consulting, Education, Social Change

Accredited Module Provider of European Graduated School
Leuk, Switzerland
Affiliated with Vancouver Expressive Arts
Vancouver, Canada

Our Program: Learning Objectives & Teaching Methods

We offer a comprehensive training program for individuals who want to pursue a career in Expressive Arts Therapy. The coursework extends over a fourteen months period that begins in the fall of each year. Courses are scheduled as monthly intensive long weekends, so that students are able to maintain their personal and working life commitments.

Our training is suitable for those who wish to obtain a graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy or for those who wish a continuing education experience that provides qualifications that combine with a previous graduate degree.

The training includes experiential discovery through the arts, the study of the theory and philosophy of practice, and the engagement of the methods of arts based therapy, through field work and reflective practice. Students are encouraged to apply their learning in a range of fields such as, expressive arts therapy, education, health and wellness, community organizations, community service, social action, consultation and the arts.

Our program offers a unique perspective that fosters the understanding of theory, principles and practices that support social change and social action. Students are encouraged to incorporate expressive arts learning into community and cultural development in local and global settings.

Note: EXA Exchange Program – We encourage intermodal and intercultural learning. Students are encouraged to visit other EGS accredited cooperating institutes in Canada, Finland, Norway and Asia. See the link below:
However, the core courses of all 3 modules must be taken with the same module provider, whenever possible.

Program Overview

Semester Hong Kong EGS Summer Intensive Personal Growth (self studies) includes also academic home work
Duration 8 TO 10 MONTHS 3 WEEKS ( Self- Arrangement )
First Year EXA-oriented Studio Courses (Module K)
Theory (Module F)
INDS Approach, Methods
(Module ITS-P)
Studio Art Course
Second Year Fieldwork and Supervision (Module P) INDS Approach, Philosophical Base & Aesthetics (Module ITS-D) Studio Art CourseIndividual Therapy
Third Year Fieldwork & Supervision (Module P) cont.
Thesis Advisement (Module F)
Thesis PresentationExam (Module IT-3)
60 Credits 60 Credits


Details of Modules:

Module K – 16 cp
Intermodal Expressive Arts
EXA oriented Theatre
EXA oriented Visual Art
EXA oriented Poetry
EXA oriented Music
Intermodal oeuvre oriented art work
Studio work (180 hours)
Self study (140 hours)

Module P – 20 cp
Fieldwork and Supervision
Internship - 465 hours
EXA group supervision - 40 hours
Intervision - peer setting; 10 hours
Internship seminar - 20 hours
EXA individual supervision - 30 hours
Method-specific training - 15 hours
Self study (20 hours)
Module F – 24 cp
Theoretical Foundation & Research
Development psychology
Biography as a resource
Understanding health and illness
Evaluation of medical knowledge
Professional ethics
Intermodal research colloquium – qualifying exam
Thesis Project (*15 cp)
Self study (600 hours)

Hong Kong Expressive Arts portion of the Master’s degree follows the curriculum requirements for contracted module providers of the European Graduate School Masters Program. The guiding framework of the program modules combines experiential learning in Intermodal Expressive Arts, critical reflection and applied research in Theoretical Foundation and applied practice through practicum Fieldwork.
For further information regarding the European Graduate School Program please follow this link

We will keep on lining up the best local and international leaders in various disciplines.

  • Registered expressive arts therapists, art therapists, music therapists, movement specialists, dance therapists, drama therapists and poetry therapists, who has a CAGS or PhD
  • Guest speakers from the faculties of European Graduate School (EGS)

Paolo J. Knill, Ph.D., Dr. h.c., is Provost of the European Graduate School and Professor Emeritus at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Paolo J. Knill is a Swiss Scientist, artist, therapist, educator and musician. He was born on July 11, 1932 in Switzerland and is from Appenzell. Paolo has a diploma from ETH Zurich and worked at MIT as a research fellow in Aero Space Science. Paolo J. Knill is an internationally recognized leader and founder of Expressive Arts. Paolo Knill founded the International Network of Expressive Arts Therapy Training Centers and the ISIS European training institutes. Paolo's work is groundbreaking in its ability to cross genres. Not only is he an internationally recognized teacher, Paolo Knill is a musician, performing artist and innovator in the area of community art-making. His work is essential to extending psychotherapy beyond the disciplines of traditional clinical boundaries into the realms of expression and art.

Margo Fuchs Knill, PhD., is Professor, Dean of the Masters Program, Division of Arts, Health and Society at the European Graduate School EGS and is also a founding faculty member. She is a former Assistant Professor at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She is a registered therapist and play therapist supervisor, certified Expressive Arts therapist and a licensed mental health counselor. Margo Fuchs Knill works in private practice and teaches at training institutes in Europe and the USA.

Stephen K. Levine, PhD, D.S.Sc., is Paul Celan Chair of Philosophy and Poietics in the Arts, Health and Society Division of the European Graduate School EGS. He is also Vice-Rector and Dean of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Arts. His early training was in Eastern thought, particularly Buddhism and Taoism, at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to a rigorous education in Western philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York, where he studied with Hans Jonas and Aron Gurwitsch in particular, themselves students of Martin Heidegger and Edmund Husserl respectively, the founders of phenomenological philosophy. Levine's dissertation, on Heidegger's philosophy of art, received the New School dissertation prize in 1967. He later completed a second doctorate in Anthropology at the New School under the supervision of Stanley Diamond, with a thesis on Rousseau's dialectical anthropology.

Ellen G. Levine, MSW, PhD., is a Professor and Core Faculty member of the European Graduate School. In Toronto, she is a Senior Staff Social Worker at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children's Mental Health where she teaches, supervises and practices in the areas of play therapy, group therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. She is also co-founder and faculty member of ISIS Canada in Toronto, a three year training program in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Markus Scott-Alexander, M.A., CAGS, Markus Alexander has been a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapists. He is in private practice and is adjunct faculty for the Graduate School at Goddard College in Vermont. Marcus Scott-Alexander is a performance artist and movement specialist.

Heather Dawson, MA, CAGS, RCC, RCAT