The Art Therapy major includes courses in studio art, Art Therapy and Psychology. It also prepares students for entry into a master’s degree program which leads to credentialing and licensure as an art therapist/psychotherapist. The bachelor’s degree may lead to art, recreation, and program specialist positions in community settings.
A student majoring in Art Therapy must have a minimum of 18 credits in studio art. A student majoring in Art Therapy must complete at least 12 credits in art and art therapy courses at Edgewood College. Art Therapy students must complete ART 240 GU with a minimum 3.0 or “B” grade and pass a background check in order to be eligible to declare the major. Art Therapy majors must have a 3.00 GPA in all required courses for the major in order to graduate with a major in Art therapy, and must fulfill the Senior Portfolio and Critique requirements in order to obtain Art Department approval for graduation.