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Art Therapy

Keystone students majoring in visual arts with a primary concentration in a specific studio area may also elect a second concentration in art therapy. Art therapy is a human services field that incorporates art making and creativity as part of a diagnostic and clinical “toolkit” for treating a range of conditions and different populations in a variety of therapeutic settings.

This is a pre-professional program that provides the core requisites to gain admission into a graduate program in art therapy. A Master’s degree is considered the basic requirement for professional status in the field. The concentration provides the background in art making and the social/ behavioral sciences for students to succeed in further professional study. Our program also includes a field experience which offers students the opportunity to engage in the profession while pursuing their undergraduate degree in visual arts.

Course Requirements

In addition to all requirements for the BA Visual Arts degree, the art therapy concentration requires the following courses:

  • Introduction to Expressive Arts
  • Art Therapy
  • Field Experience in Art Therapy
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Or two of the following:

  • Child Development I
  • Child Development II
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Psychopathology
    or Psychology of Trauma

And, one additional PSYC elective

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