In the Master of Arts in Art Therapy, students learn to become art therapists positioned for careers in schools, health care institutions, research centers and more. Under the mentorship of faculty who are all credentialed art therapists, students explore their artistic identity, as well as the varying aspects of art therapy, trauma training, diagnosis and assessment. The curriculum also builds a theoretical foundation in individual, family and group counseling, psychopathology and human development.
By the end of the program, students complete nearly 1,000 hours of required internship, and they have the option to deepen their focus on an area with a thesis. Graduates leave prepared to earn professional licensure in art therapy and counseling.