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.
All students wishing to study in the Department of Visual Arts must submit a portfolio of work for review. These portfolios allow our faculty to evaluate your skill level and ability before you begin the program.
Specific courses required in art (51 hours)
- AR 1033 - Foundation Studio I
- AR 1043 - Foundation Studio II
- AR 1053 - Foundation Studio III
- AR 1213 - Color Theory
- AR 1513 - Conceptualization and Presentation
- AR 1723 - New Media Studio
12 hours of tier two studio courses:
- AR 2253 - Printmaking I
- AR 2233 - Sculpture I
- AR 2313 - Digital Photography I
- AR 2613 - Painting I
12 hours of art history & theory:
- AR 3133 - Art Theory
- AR 4813 - Survey of History of Art I
- AR 4823 - Survey of History of Art II
- AR 4843 - Art Since 1940
Choice of 9 hours of studio art electives
Specific courses required in psychology (18 hours):
- PS 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (must be taken prior to beginning this minor)
- PS 2423 - Life Span Development
- PS 2503 - Behavioral Statistics
- PS 3413 - Social Psychology
- PS 3463 - Personality Theories
- PS 3513 - Drugs and Behavior
- PS 4423 - Abnormal Psychology
Art therapy majors have a built-in minor in psychology and are not required to take another minor.