Art Therapy


On March 1st 2016, the Hochschule für Kunsttherapie Nuertingen (HKT) merged with Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU).

Since then, Nuertingen-Geislingen University offers at its campus in Nuertingen the innovative and internationally recognised master degree program Art Therapy. It leads to the degree Master of Arts (M.A.).

Our consecutive master's degree course is an application-oriented follow-up from the first professional qualification and results in an artistic and academic double qualification for professional practice in many settings.

The course contains practical projects which students carry out on their own initiative. It can be seen as a central area of learning and is embedded in a research workshop where students learn to implement their practical project in a methodical manner and to evaluate it.

Further information can be found on the German Website.

Fast Facts

At a Glance

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Time to Degree:
3 semester


Deadline for spring/summer term:
Nomination deadline: November 15th
Application deadline: December 1st

Deadline for fall/winter term:
Nomination deadline: June 15th
Application deadline: July 1st

Language Requirements:
German, English


German Website:


Course structure:

  • Course focus: Integration of practice with accompanying research
  • Course focus: Art therapy practice
  • Practical project / research workshop

Course focus: Integration of practice with accompanying research

  • Artistic review and aestetic research
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Process evaluation and quality control
  • Diagnostics and treatment planning

Course focus: Art therapy practice

  • Art therapy in interdisciplinary contexts and complex systems
  • Current and multicultural concepts of health and illnesses, norm and deviation
  • Professional ethics

Language of Instruction

Classes in this degree program are instructed in German. For more information please turn to the German site.
However, NGU offers a wide range of English taught classes to exchange students. For more information, please refer to our English Course List for exchange students.