Pre-Art Therapy

  • Art Students

  • Program Designation: Pre-Professional

    Program Contact:

    Warren Fass

    Anna Lemnitzer

    Academic Division: Communication and the Arts

    Program Description:

    Would you like to become an art therapist?

    “Art therapists use the process of self-expression, and the resulting artwork to help clients understand their emotional conflicts, develop social skills, improve self-esteem, manage>addictions, reduce anxiety, and restore normal function to their lives.” --Careers in Psychology

    If so, you will need to earn a master's degree. But first, you will need to take a number of courses on our campus before you apply to a graduate program. The number of courses
    you will need to take here will depend on the school you eventually apply to. And, while
    you're on our campus, we will help arrange an internship to give you that “extra edge.”

    You may earn a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in art or a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary arts with a minor in psychology or counseling psychology before you apply to a master's program. Since each graduate school may have other specific requirements, we suggest you check with the school of your choice before you finish your bachelor's degree.

    What you can do with a degree in Pre-Art Therapy

    Program Requirements:

    BS, Psychology with minor in Art OR
    BA, Interdisciplinary Arts with minor in Psychology or Counseling Psychology