Art Therapy

The Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture introduces students to a professional pathway that integrates mental health, human services and the creative process. The program supports students’ development of a broad range of skills needed to succeed in careers from art therapy to counseling, enriching the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Tyler Art Therapy offers students access to the resources of the nation's leading art schools; a large, urban, public research university; and faculty who are committed to the power of healing through art. Students benefit from the school’s location in Philadelphia and the city’s rich array of schools, communities, clinics, museums and galleries near Temple, opening up opportunities for networking, internships, jobs and graduate school.

Student community
The Therapeutic Art Club of Temple University brings together students interested in art therapy for discussions, art-making, guest speakers and events to support the community, including self-care nights and mental health awareness workshops.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • September 30, 2020
  • 6:00pm

Sarah Kavage is a visual artist, urban planner and cultural organizer whose practice addresses place, ephemerality and ecology. She uses ...

  • October 07, 2020
  • 6:00pm

Attention Tyler and Temple students: Indira Allegra’s work explores memorial as a genre and a vital part of the human experience. Allegra...

Lecture Series and Seminars

  • September 30, 2020
  • 6:00pm

Sarah Kavage is a visual artist, urban planner and cultural organizer whose practice addresses place, ephemerality and ecology. She uses ...

  • October 07, 2020
  • 6:00pm

Attention Tyler and Temple students: Indira Allegra’s work explores memorial as a genre and a vital part of the human experience. Allegra...

News

  • Lisa Kay Reappointed as Chair of AECAP

    Lisa Kay, Associate Professor and Program Head of Art Therapy has been reappointed as Department Chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices (AECAP) for a se...

  • Art Education and Community Arts Practices Good News!

    OUR GOOD NEWS! As the Spring 2020 semester reaches an end, Tyler AECAP perseveres triumphantly. There have been many obstacles thrown our way, but through it all we st...

  • Lisa Kay’s New Book: “Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education”

    Lisa Kay’s latest book offers readers therapeutic art strategies to support and enhance the art teaching practice as well as gain a better understanding of therapeutic...