Art Therapy minors learn to integrate the arts and art-making into the therapeutic relationship.
If you are interested in using art modalities such as painting, drawing, and sculpture in working with adults and children, the Art Therapy Minor may be for you. The program prepares you to help those who cannot express their thoughts in words, or those who prefer to work with art to express their experiences.
Credit requirements for completing the Art Therapy Minor differ, depending on your major.
This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy, and theory of art therapy. Students will learn about the creative process and visual expression as it relates to therapy. Readings, lectures, films, and experiential exercises will be utilized. No artistic ability or training is necessary.
This course builds on the student's knowledge of art therapy and the creative process by looking at the application of art therapy with different populations. Populations include different age groups, clinical diagnoses, and settings. Students will also learn about various approaches such as medical art therapy and community art therapy.
Jane Ferris Richardson
Assistant Professor of Art Therapy
Nancy Jo Cardillo
Instructor of Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
All Undergraduate Minors
Art Therapy Dual Degree
Counseling Dual Degrees
Expressive Arts Therapy Dual Degree
Psychology and Applied Therapies Faculty
All Dual Degree Programs
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees:
One-Year Cost: Full-Time
One-Year Cost: Part-Time
Tuition and Fees
Dual Degree Programs
Credit Toward Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Oxford Street Players Theatre Group
The Child Homelessness Initiative
E-newsletter: News from 29 Mellen
Request more information
Schedule a campus visit
Get your application started today!