Art Therapy Minor
The Visual Arts Program and the Psychology Department work in tandem to offer a minor in Art Therapy. The minor encourages breadth of exploration while providing students with a foundation to prepare them for continued study or to work in community arts programs and organizations where art is used as part of the therapeutic or recreational process. The minor meets the American Art Therapy Association's basic requirements for entrance into their approved graduate programs by requiring 18 studio art credits and 15 psychology credits.
Art therapists are masters' or doctorate level professionals who hold a degree in art therapy or a related field. Graduate study in Art Therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual arts, counseling, and psychotherapy. If the student wishes to go to graduate school in art therapy, they are advised to consult the graduate bulletin of the institution they wish to attend for institution specific entrance requirements.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses for the minor. Grades of C- or lower will not be accepted.
|All of the following:|
|PSY 201||Principles Of Psychology||3|
|PSY 351||Abnormal Psychology||4|
|PSY 321||Life-span Developmental Psychology||4|
|PSY 303||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|18 hours from the following in 3 or more media||18|
|Two Dimensional Design|
|Three Dimensional Design|
|Introduction to Ceramics|
|Introduction to Painting|
|Introduction to Digital Media|
12 credit hours of the Art Therapy Minor may be applied to a Psychology or Visual Arts Major, making it 21 additional credits to complete the minor.