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Through the study of art therapy, your talents in the visual arts and your compassion for others will go hand in hand. Explore multiple ways to bring about healing and help many reach their full potential through art.
Our small class sizes will bring you in-depth, hands-on insight into the field of art therapy. Our professional faculty will guide you through real-time events and social situations. You will have the opportunity to interact with individuals in guided settings to experience the power of co-creating within an art therapy context. Whether you wish to use your garnered knowledge for education, medicine, geriatrics, private practice or graduate school, you will be well-equipped for the field.
Art therapy majors have a built-in minor in psychology and are not required to take another minor.
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With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.
GraceAnn Visser serves as the current vice president for Tennessee Art Therapy Association, and earned her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.Learn More
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues.
Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental or emotional disabilities live independently. They work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social or psychological effects of disabilities on employment or independent living.
Recreational therapists plan, direct and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social and emotional well-being.