Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Concentration in Pre-Art Therapy

Advisers: Professor Robert Mauro and Adjunct Professor Mark Dean

This concentration prepares students for further graduate study in art therapy. The program develops studio skills and includes pre-professional studies in the behavioral and social sciences.

The program meets the requirements of the American Art Therapy Association for graduate school entrance prerequisites.


The Art Therapy emphasis can be elected under either the B.A. in Studio Art or the B.F.A. in Studio Art. Art Therapy students who also choose to obtain the B.F.A. will need to earn a minimum of 20 credits above the usual 128 credits needed for graduation in order to fulfill requirements for both the B.F.A. and the Art Therapy concentration. NOTE: There is no minor in pre-art therapy.

1.  While fulfilling the requirements for the B.A. or B.F.A., students must take courses in ceramics, metals and jewelry, painting and printmaking.

2.  Four courses in Psychology

  • PY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PY 205 Adult Psychopathology

Two courses from the following:

  • PY 212 Developmental Psychology
  • ED 214 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • PY 238 Adolescence

3.  Four courses in Art Therapy

  • AT 200 Introduction to Art Therapy
  • AT 210 Intermediate Art Therapy
  • AT 310 Art Therapy Application Techniques
  • AT 365 Internship in Art Therapy

4.  Two courses in Sociology and Anthropology

  • SO 101 Introductory Sociology
  • AN 120 Cultural Anthropology

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