Art Therapy

The Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy at the Tyler School of Art 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.

Lecture Series and Seminars

News

  • Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

    Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff about art therapy with families...

  • Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

    There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree....

  • AECAP Professor Dr.Lisa Kay's Work To Be Published In Forthcoming Art therapy Book

    Congratulations to Tyler School of Art, Art Education and Community Arts Practices Professor Lisa Kay whose work is published in the forthcoming book, Art for Children...

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    March 18, 2019

    Come join artist Kamau Mshale to hear about his amazing work and to engage in some expressive art making based on ideas of what it means

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    March 28, 2019

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    Critical Dialogue Series: B.Wurtz

    January 23, 2019

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Jace Clayton

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Caitlin Cherry

    April 03, 2019

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Joanne Greenbaum

    January 30, 2019

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    StorieZ: Create. Voice. Honor.

    November 12, 2018

    Join us as Dr. Meagan Corrado, LCSW, speaks about her groundbreaking Storiez program.  Storiez is a trauma-informed intervention designed

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    Art Therapy in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine

    October 23, 2018

    Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 12:30pm as Art Therapist Julie Nolan ATR-BC will discuss practicing art therapy with adults in

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    May 8, 2018

    Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff a

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    Beth Feldman Brandt - Speaking On Teaching Artists' Resources

    November 07, 2017

    Come to Tyler room B86 on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:00AM to 11:20AM to hear Beth Feldman Brandt, executive director of the Bartol Fou

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    Michelle Ortiz - Teaching Artist & Muralist

    November 14, 2017

    Come to Tyler room B86 on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:00am to 11:20am for a discussion and presentation by Michelle Ortiz, teaching ar

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    Implicit Intersections - Artwork of MED Graduate Students

    September 20, 2017

    Implicit Intersections is a collaborative exhibition celebrating the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art

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    Ver de lejos / To See From Afar

    August 28, 2017

    This month the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department presents Ver de lejos/To See From Afar.  Ver de lejos/To See from Af

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