Art + Psychology = Art Therapy

Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) is a field of psychology that relies on art and creativity to explore trauma and seek healing for a wide range of individuals.

Students learn how creativity and art are used as a therapeutic tool to help enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Students engage in a variety of learning opportunities including studio arts, service learning projects, community activities, art therapy internship, and the student-led Creative Arts therapy (CAT) Club.

One of the major differences between art therapy and other forms of communication is that most other forms of communication… Read More

Save Time and Money

The Bridge program allows students to transition from undergraduate to graduate studies and save time and money in 3 + 2 years.

Students in the CAT program still complete a Senior Project and a 100-hour internship for experiential learning, and everything needed for their undergraduate degree except 9-credits in elective CAT classes. These courses are taken at graduate level during the summer semester and count for both degrees.

Once all undergraduate requirements are met students graduate with an undergraduate degree and continue on with their graduate studies. 


An Art Therapy Journey

To be a professional in this field, students need to graduate from a 60-credit graduate program with courses in art therapy and counseling.

At the graduate level, students meet in synchronous zoom meetings which allows working professionals to further their education and professional development. Depending on the type of job students have, they can gain experience at the same time. It also helps students by making it easier and cost-effective for them to pursue their dreams of being an art therapist and counselor. 

The ATC program provides the education needed to pursue professional certifications… Read more