Expressive Therapies

Art Therapy

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Create paths for healing through art.

Art is how you express yourself. It’s how you channel emotions in a positive way. At Lesley, transform your passion for art into the knowledge needed to help others.

Explore your artistic identity and hone your skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Study psychology and mental health counseling. With our reputation for pre-professional training in the world of art therapy, you’ll learn what it takes to make a difference in people’s lives.

Throughout your studies, you’ll develop an understanding of healing with the guidance of practicing art therapy clinicians. Intensive studio courses in Lesley’s College of Art and Design will challenge and inspire you as an artist. You’ll examine subjects ranging from abnormal psychology and studio-based art therapy to painting and photography.

Everything you learn you’ll apply through internships in Cambridge and Greater Boston. With the help of our expert faculty, you’ll gain valuable experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, such as social services agencies, childcare programs, or specialized school programs. You’ll build your confidence, cultural sensitivity, and compassion, and graduate ready to make an impact.

“I have learned how to better reach a population that oftentimes cannot communicate through words alone. Every action means something.”
Ashley Backunas ’17, Art Therapy
Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our art therapy program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
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Where Graduates Work

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Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Art Therapy
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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