Art therapy practice requires knowledge of and skills in visual art (drawing, painting, etc.), as well as the application of theories/techniques of human development, psychology, and counseling. Art therapists are master’s level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of needs. Their education and supervised training prepare them to work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.
Student must meet with the art faculty during the first week of the fall semester for a portfolio tutorial. Student must submit a digitized portfolio of 15 examples of visual work to the art faculty by November 15 of the student’s senior year.