Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Presented and organized by: Puppet Therapy Barcelona & Puppets In Transit
Sponsored by: UNIMA Commission of Education, Development and Therapy.
Course language: Spanish

This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimensions; to rescue memory and learnt hopelessness. The Puppet Therapy Diploma invites you to be part of a journey where creativity, research, studies, and the exchange of experiences between students and teachers from different fields and places around the globe, are combined.

This program aims to train professionals and technicians (cultural managers, artists, puppeteers, and actors, among others), in the areas of therapy, health, education, social work, and in the theoretical and practical foundations of Puppet Therapy as a contemporary creative therapy in the use of puppets and objects. It is for implementation by individuals and / or groups in order to complement their professional and creative work through artistic methods and techniques with a therapeutic and restorative purpose.

 Theory, practice and research into the therapeutic potential of puppets and animated forms.
 An extensive and current bibliography.
 3 International seminars with experts.
 Support for 8 creative explorations.
 Puppet construction workshop.

 7 Workshops.
 Guidance and mentoring for the design and writing of a puppet therapy group intervention model.
 Advice on the creation of a therapeutic micro-theatre piece with puppets and objects.


12 online sessions conducted via Zoom
Online class dates:
September 8, 15 and 22
October 6, 13 and 20
November 3, 10, 17, and 24
December 8 and 15

Class schedule:
Friday from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs. Chile time.

Please fill out the registration form via the link:

SEMINARS In addition to the classes, this version of the program includes the following seminars:
– Matthew Bernier (United States). The psychological functions of puppets and puppetry.
– Cariad Astles (United Kingdom). Puppetry within applied theatre.
– Raven Kaliana (United Kingdom). Puppetry as Public Testimony for Social Change.

Method of payment: transfers via PayPal or Swift/BIC Code

Academic director:
Andrea Markovits
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