Art Therapy, Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements (51 credits)

The undergraduate program in Art Therapy offers the student an opportunity to participate in a pre-professional art therapy education. Studio art courses are combined with behavioral and social science courses to offer a curriculum that fully prepares a student for graduate-level studies in art therapy.

Art Therapy Concentration (33 credits)

ART 215AFigure Drawing I

3

ART 261Sculpture I

3

ART 345Painting II

3

ART 455Professional Contribution (Exhibit)

0

ART 481Introduction to Arts and Healing

3

ART 482Approaches in Art Therapy

3

ART 483Art Therapy Applications

3

ART 484Art Therapy Internship

3

ART Elective Studio Elective

3

ART Elective Studio Elective

3

ART Elective Studio Elective

3

ART Elective Art History Elective

3

2 Psychology Electives can be substituted with 2 approved Graduate Level Art Therapy Courses

2 of the 3 Studio Electives can be substituted with Graduate Level Art Courses

Additional Psychology/Sociology Requirements (18 credits)

PSYC 211General Psychology

3

PSYC 251Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 431Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC Elective

3

SOC 218Anthropology

3

Accelerated Track - BA2MA

An accelerated track towards admittance to the Master’s in Art Therapy Program is available for qualifying students. The BA2MA option requires interested BA students to have at minimum a 3.0 GPA (with no less than 3.0 in the major) by their 90th credit. It is recommended that students interested in this option meet early on with the Director of the Art Therapy Program to plan their programs accordingly. Please note, all BA2MA are required to apply for the Master’s Program at the appropriate time and admission is not automatic.