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Dr. Paolo J. Knill & Dr. Judith Greer Essex

European Graduate School

The Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego is affiliated with the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland. This fully accredited university was founded by Paolo Knill, a pioneer and co-founder of the field of Expressive Arts Therapy. The degree granted is a master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology.

Application to EGS is a separate process. Tuition and fees for the European Graduate School are separate from, and in addition to, the fees and tuition paid to the San Diego Institute. Because our courses and faculty meet the high standards of EGS, our courses are transferred to the transcript of the European Graduate School.

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Compliance with the Modular course system of EGS, and the International School of Interdisciplinary Studies makes the Institute a unique place to study. M.A. students enjoy the dramatic background of the Swiss Alps, as they study with field founders and leaders.

International Expressive Arts Therapy Training Network

The Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego is a member of  the International Expressive Arts Therapy Training Network  recognized by EGS. Course work may be transferable to and from the following member institutions: Step Ahead Berlin- Germany,  MAC- Wein, Austria, NIKUT- Oslo Norway, Expressive Arts Ireland- Kilkenny, Ireland,  TAE Peru- Lima, Peru,  World Arts Organization- Edmonton, Canada, Vancouver School of Expressive Arts Therapy- Vancouver, Canada,  Inartes Instittutti- Helsinki, Finland,  Create Canada-Toronto, Canada; Institut Inartes- Zurich, Switzerland. L’Atelier- Geneva Switzerland, Expressive Arts Stockholm- Stockholm, Sweden, IATBA- Barcelona, Spain, Danish Institute for Expressive Arts- Copenhagen, Denmark. Expressive Arts India, Mumbai India, Moscow State University- Russia.

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