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A Minor in Art Therapy is suggested for students who desire to understand how art is used as an alternate means of expression in the therapeutic process.  The techniques and methods of art therapy can enhance one’s skills in related majors such as:  Psychology, Sociology, Recreation and Leisure, Fine Arts and Criminal Justice.

Should a student wish to go to graduate school in art therapy he/she is advised to consult the graduate bulletin of the institution he/she wishes to attend.  The Director of the Art Therapy program is also available for consultation.

The following courses are required to complete the minor in Art Therapy
(21 credits):

ART    202 Introduction to Painting
ART    204  Three Dimensional Design
ART    205  Drawing Skills and Processes
ART    219   Art as Therapy
ART    229   Techniques & Methods in Therapeutic Art
ART    309 Developmental Art Therapy
ART    325 Applications of Art Therapy

The following additional courses are recommended for those who wish to pursue

a graduate program in Art Therapy.

PSYC  103  General Psychology
PSYC  206 Child Psychology
PSYC  301 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC  306 Personality Theory

There are 21 credits required for a minor in Art Therapy.  It is highly recommended that the student consult a faculty member in the arts to help plan a course of study.  An art advisor will help students to choose additional courses that will compliment and enhance this minor.

Please note that many of these courses will satisfy the student’s core requirement in art.



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