General Information



The purpose of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute Distance Learning Program is to positively encourage the growth of the profession of Art Therapy by supporting those who live in more remote communities in Canada or countries in which no training programs in art therapy exist to become fully qualified Art Therapists.  Our aim to provide the highest quality of Distance Learning education in Art Therapy available.  Our program is approved by both the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We accept 8 students per TATI Distance Learning Program.


The Toronto Art Therapy Institute Distance Learning Program is considered a full-time program as students complete the equivalent of four graduate level courses each semester.  Each week the course instructors send out details about that week’s lecture which could involve many processes including sychronous learning, discussion, viewing a video, listening to a presentation, taking part in a forum, posting your artwork, etc.  Each group of students will be learning together for the full 16 months of coursework.


Due to the Canadian Art Therapy Association requirement for distance learning programs to include 176 hours of on-site learning, students attend on-site classes for two sessions of two weeks each.  Each week will include 40 hours of intensive learning.


As with the on-site program, students are required to complete 700 hours of practicum and a thesis or major project in order to qualify for graduation.


Only applicants who are at a considerable distance from Toronto and not able to commute, will be considered for our Distance Learning Program.

Toronto Art Therapy Institute is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
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