Marian University's undergraduate art therapy program is one of the first offered in the Midwest. Our program builds on this historical strength by offering you a rich curriculum in studio arts blended with courses in psychology, community-based internships and service opportunities. Marian's program is specially designed to prepare you for graduate study in art therapy.
Your art experience begins with a strong foundation in studio arts working in both two- and three-dimensional media. You will be mentored by professional artist-teachers and art historians as you develop your mission and vision as an artist and therapist. Advanced studies culminate with a senior exhibition, professional communication materials, and a comprehensive visual portfolio.
In combination with the studio arts, you will have the option of choosing a minor or a second major in psychology. As a matter of admission, you will be interviewed and accepted by both the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Psychological Science and Counseling. Marian's curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American Art Therapy Association.
Foundation program studio courses (12 credits)
Students who are visual and creative arts majors may enter the art therapy concentration after completing ART 110, 210, 201, 206, and PSY 101 level with a grade of "C" or higher in each of these classes.
Art history courses (12 credits)
Concentration courses (18 credits)
The following portfolio reviews are required for continuation in the program:
This curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American Art Therapy Association.
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