WHY STUDY PRE-ART THERAPY?
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.
If that sounds like something you’re interested in, we can help you get there. You’ll eventually need to earn a master’s degree, but you can start your journey on our campus by earning your bachelor’s degree.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll take courses in both psychology and art. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive hands-on experiences through an internship at one of many locations, including mental health facilities, social service agencies, hospitals and correctional institutions. You’ll also have access to our psychology lab where you’ll work on your counseling techniques, observe other sessions, conduct analysis and hone your research skills.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-ART THERAPY?
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. While you’re on our campus, we’ll help you secure an internship that will give you an “extra edge.”
- Mental health facilities
- Social service agencies
- Rehabilitation clinics
- Educational services
BS, Psychology with minor in Art OR
BA, Interdisciplinary Arts with minor in Psychology or Counseling Psychology