Art Therapy

Art Therapy

The art therapy program introduces students to the use of the visual arts as an expressive therapy. An
undergraduate degree in art therapy is meant to prepare students for work in a therapeutic setting and for graduate work in the field of art therapy. A Master’s degree is required to practice as an Art Therapist. Students will develop their artistic skills through visual arts courses in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Psychology coursework will focus on the skills and populations students are likely to encounter in art therapy settings. Visual arts and psychology coursework will be integrated into an art therapy context through two art therapy courses, and through an internship and senior thesis project specifically focused on art therapy topics. As part of the internship and senior thesis, students learn first-hand how art therapists work with individuals or groups to facilitate improved well-being through creative expression.