Art Therapy

Art speaks when words fail. As an art therapist, you’ll use art and the creative process to help those with physical, emotional or mental challenges explore feelings, manage behavior, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

At STAC, you’ll take courses in human development and psychology, fine art and art therapy, including 120 hours of real-life internship experience, which can lead to employment after graduation.

Careers in art therapy

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of art therapists is projected to grow over the next decade. Art therapists work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Adult care facilities
  • Prisons
  • Private practice
  • Forensic institutions
  • Crisis centers

Our program meets the American Art Therapy Association’s requirements for acceptance to a master’s degree program in art therapy and will prepare you for graduate study in social work, psychology, and other helping professions.

Study Beyond in art therapy

Art Therapy students spent a week in St. Petersburg, Russia where they used the skills they learned in class to work with students at an orphanage.

Learn more about Art Therapy by visiting the American Art Therapy Association site.