The undergraduate major in Expressive Arts Therapy allows you to integrate the discipline of psychology with the arts in both theory and practice. Methods include therapy through music, visual arts, dance, drama, and creative writing.
You're creative, passionate and empathetic to the needs of others. You have big ideas, bold dreams, and the ability to think outside the box. You understand the true power of creative pursuits, and you seek to use those tools for healing and outreach.
We are the unparalleled leader in the field of Expressive Arts Therapy. Here, you will thrive under the instruction and guidance of expert faculty who are leaders in the industry, and benefit from university's stellar reputation and name recognition in this field.
The undergraduate Expressive Arts Therapy major is a pre-professional program that provides a broad multidisciplinary approach to the client/therapist relationship, with an emphasis on the creative process as healing. You will integrate both psychology and the expressive arts, such as music, dance, drama and creative writing, while exploring the cultural, historical and global context of these artistic expressions.
You may also apply to enter the Expressive Arts Therapy dual degree program to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in one streamlined course of study.
This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy and theory of expressive arts therapy. Students will study the unique features of different media of creative expression: visual art, dance/movement, drama, creative writing, and music. The class will explore the integration of the arts in therapeutic practice. Readings, lectures, films and experiential exercises will be utilized.
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