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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary and inter-university programme conducted as a result of cooperation between three universities based in Katowice: University of Silesia, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, and Academy of Music in Katowice.

Studies are carried out only full-time. Classes conducted at the three cooperating universities allow students to benefit from the excellent infrastructure of the schools co-developing the programme.

Graduates of the Art Therapy programme are equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge, social skills, and competencies drawn from three different areas of study: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. They possess knowledge and skills required to carry out artistic endeavours using means of aesthetic expression and workshop skills in the field of art. They are able to use the knowledge of Art Therapy methods including: visual arts therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, bibliotherapy, and drama therapy, and have the skills to apply therapeutically oriented artistic activities, whose essential elements are music, visual arts, drama, literature, dance, and embodied expression. They can incorporate afore-mentioned tools, creating original interdisciplinary art therapy projects in a social environment.

Graduates have the knowledge and fundamental psychotherapeutic competencies, know the principles of working with patients, pupils, and people living in residential homes during Art Therapy. They also posses basic knowledge in Special Education, Psychopathology, and Clinical Psychology, which allows them to conduct Art Therapy sessions responsibly and effectively when working with patients and people with disorders and dysfunctions.

Art Therapy programme prepares graduates to conduct artistic and therapeutic activity oriented towards people with disabilities of various origins, characteristics, and scope, people with social, emotional, psychological, and educational dysfunctions, who are in need of support. Graduates are thus prepared to perform work of a revalidative, rehabilitative or re-educative nature in hospital wards, health resorts, day-support centres, residential homes, occupational therapy workshops, community centres, and other institutions conducting Art Therapy, while respecting the differences and individual needs of patients and pupils. 

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

Interdisciplinary inter-university degree programme: University of Silesia in Katowice (US), Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (AM), Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (ASP).

The major does not require earlier artistic preparation.

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Part I - artistic ability test.

The artistic ability test will include:

  1. basic musical skills, including the test of vocal skills (a chosen song from any repertoire should be prepared) - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  2. basic artistic skills, including performance of a composition (design) using any artistic technique during the exam - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  3. interview to evaluate the candidate’s aptitude to take up studies in the field of therapy and general knowledge about art - 0÷20 points to obtain.

For every base artistic element, the candidate may obtain up to 40 points and up to 20 points for the interview – total 100 points.

The artistic competencies of candidates will be evaluated by respective employees appointed on behalf of AM and ASP.

Part II - admission based on secondary school diploma grades.

Admission to studies is also based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Matura exam from 2010:

Polish Language
 

basic or advanced level*

Mathematics
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

level
basic or advanced*

One chosen subject
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 20% (d)

Weight = 20% (d)

Weight = 20% (d)

Weight = 40% (e)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can be history, civic knowledge, philosophy, history of art, history of music, Latin language and antique culture. The chosen subject can also be Polish language, mathematics, modern foreign language,  provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result in part I and II:
(after taking into consideration the conversion rates for particular levels in the Matura exam)

Basic musical skills

Basic artistic skills

Interview

Secondary school-leaving grades (details in the previous table)

Weight 30%

(a)

Weight 30%

(a)

Weight 15%

(b)

Weight 25%

(c)

W = a*BM + a*BP + b*RK + c*(d*JP + d*M + d*JO + e*DowolnyP)
where:

W — candidate’s final result;

BM — basic musical skills;

BP — basic artistic skills;

RK - interview;

a, b, c, d, e — weights;
JP  – result in the Polish language;
M — result in mathematics;
JO  – result in a modern foreign language;
Dowolny P — result in the chosen Matura exam subject.

For candidates with Matura exam until 2009 inclusive:

Part I - artistic ability test.

The artistic ability test will include:

  1. basic musical skills, including the test of vocal skills (a chosen song from any repertoire should be prepared) - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  2. basic artistic skills, including performance of a composition (design) using any artistic technique during the exam - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  3. interview to evaluate the candidate’s aptitude to take up studies in the field of therapy and general knowledge about art - 0÷20 points to obtain.

For every base artistic element, the candidate may obtain up to 40 points and up to 20 points for the interview – total 100 points.

The artistic competencies of candidates will be evaluated by respective employees appointed on behalf of AM and ASP.

Part II - admission based on secondary school diploma grades.

Admission to studies is also based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

The following will be taken into consideration:

Polish Language
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

basic level
or advanced*

Two chosen subjects**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 30% (d)

Weight = 20% (e)

Weight of each of them = 25%(f/g)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can be history, civic knowledge, philosophy, history of art, history of music, Latin language and antique culture. The chosen subject can also be Polish language, mathematics, modern foreign language,  provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result in part I and II:
(after taking into consideration the conversion rates for particular levels in the Matura exam)

Basic musical skills

Basic artistic skills

Interview

Secondary school-leaving grades (details in the previous table)

Weight 30%

(a)

Weight 30%

(a)

Weight 15%

(b)

Weight 25%

(c)

W = a*BM + a*BP + b*RK + c*(d*JP + e*M + f*DowolnyP1 + g*DowolnyP2)
where:

W — candidate’s final result;

BM — basic musical skills;

BP — basic artistic skills;

RK - interview;

b, c, d, e, f, g — weights;
JP  – result in the Polish language;
M — result in mathematics;
JO  – result in a modern foreign language;
Dowolny P1/2 — result in two chosen subjects

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Part I - artistic ability test.

The artistic ability test will include:

  1. basic musical skills, including the test of vocal skills (a chosen song from any repertoire should be prepared) - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  2. basic artistic skills, including performance of a composition (design) using any artistic technique during the exam - 0÷40 points to obtain;
  3. interview to evaluate the candidate’s aptitude to take up studies in the field of therapy and general knowledge about art - 0÷20 points to obtain.

For every base artistic element, the candidate may obtain up to 40 points and up to 20 points for the interview – total 100 points.

The artistic competencies of candidates will be evaluated by respective employees appointed on behalf of AM and ASP.

Part II - admission based on secondary school diploma grades.

Secondary school-leaving grades — the arithmetic mean of the number of points will be taken into consideration, converted from all grades in the Matura exam in the following way*:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5

100 points

6

100 points

4

85 points

5

90 points

3

30 points

4

75 points

 

 

3

50 points

 

 

2

0 points

Method of calculating the final result in stage I and II:
 

Basic musical skills

Basic artistic skills

Interview

The arithmetic mean of the number of points in all subjects passed*

Weight 30%
(a)

Weight 30%

(a)

Weight 15%

(b)

Weight 25%

(c)

W = a*BM + a*BP + b*RK + c*ŚP

where:

W — candidate’s final result;

BM — basic musical skills;

BP — basic artistic skills;

RK — interview;

ŚP — arithmetic mean of the number of points in all subjects passed;

a, b, c, — weights.

The joint ranking list including candidates with new and old Matura exam will be created on the basis of the sum of points in the admission process.

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,150.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN759.00
  • PLN759.00
  • PLN782.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

ul. Grażyńskiego 53
40-126 Katowice
32 359 98 93
32 359 98 12

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wns

iwona.bocko@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl