Art Therapy

NEW FOR FALL 2017

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department (AECAP) is introducing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Therapy. The intent of this degree program is to ensure graduates have the requisite skills for employment in art therapy related fields and/or the necessary preparation to pursue graduate studies in art therapy or similar helping professions upon graduation. A strength of this course of study is its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature with an emphasis on extensive fieldwork in the communities. While a master’s degree is required in the professionally credentialed field of in art therapy, this degree program will rigorously prepare students who are interested in pursuing advanced studies in Art Therapy at the graduate level or art therapy related jobs commensurate with their education and experience.

COURSEWORK

This program will consist of 120 credits integrating the disciplines of art and psychology. Coursework will enable students to explore their identity as artists and as mental health practitioners through self-reflective art making, field work, and research. The program coursework includes: 13 credit hours art therapy/art education, 12 credit hours of psychology, 29 credit hours in studio art, which includes coursework in community arts, 14 credit hours in art history, 32 credit hours general education, 4-8 credit hours foreign language and 12-16 credit hours in electives.

Coursework and fieldwork will enable students to explore their identity as artists and as a mental health practitioners through self-reflective art making, field work, and research. Through fieldwork students will explore ways of working with children and adults using art in social services agencies, child care programs, or specialized after school programs. Students will learn valuable approaches and practices useful when working with people. Some of these include: communication and collaboration, creative design and planning, critical observation and research and self-awareness and cultural responsiveness. These skills can be woven into many kinds of work they may go on to do, including advanced study at the master's level in a variety of fields.

Admission:
Students applying to the BA in Art Therapy must meet the same requirements for admission as those applying for the BSED in Art Education (view requirements here).

 

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The Temple University Commencement Ceremony takes place at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St, Philadelphia. This is a University-wide...

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