The departments of Creative and Fine Arts and Psychology work in tandem to offer a minor in Art Therapy. This burgeoning field draws from the disciplines of psychology, art, and other creative processes to promote healing and overall well-being for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Our minor provides you with a foundation for continued study, or for work in community art programs and organizations where art is used as part of the therapeutic process.
“The creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing.”
- American Art Therapy Association, Mission Statement
“Dealing with the inherent beauty of materials and their unfailing reliability can involve us in a deeply healing process."
- Joan M. Erikson, Wisdom and the Senses: The Way of Creativity
“Art can be said to be – and can be used as – the externalized map of our interior self.”
- Peter London, No More Secondhand Art