About Our Art Minor

The School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences 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 arts programs and organizations where art is used as part of the therapeutic process.

For more information contact Trish Long, Ph.D. at (207) 602-2099 or plong3@une.edu.


A student with GPA of at least 2.25 and a major at UNE may minor in Art Therapy with the approval of the academic director of the School of Art and Humanities or the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Declarations must occur prior to the completion of the first semester of the junior year. Major programs of study with significant course overlap with art therapy minor requirements may be disallowed by the Academic Director.

The minor in Art Therapy requires a total of 21 credits (12 from Psychology and 9 from the Arts) with a minimum grade of "C-" in each course. Courses may not be used to fulfill both major and minor requirements. For example, students who must complete PSY 205, Abnormal Psychology, as part of their major may not also use this course to fulfill the Art Therapy requirement. Those students should instead complete either PSY 295, Listening and Communication Skills, or PSY 310, Children and Stress.

Required Psychology Courses Credits
PSY 105 – Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 205 – Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 410 – Theories, Research, and Practice of Counseling 3
PSY 430 – Introduction to Art Therapy 3
Total Required 12
Required Art Courses (Select 3) Credits
ART 100 – Drawing I 3
ART 101 – Watercolor 3
ART 102 – Photography 3
ART 103 – Introduction to Image Capture 3
ART 104 – Painting I 3
ART 105 – Elements of Acting 3
ART 106 – Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 – Ceramics 3
ART 113 – Three-Dimensional Fundamentals 3
ART 114 – Printmaking 3
ART 118 – Drawing and Design Fundamentals 3
ART 124 – The Painted Book 3
ART 199 – Topics Courses (any media) 3
ART 206 – Expressions in Clay 3
ART 214 – Color Digital Photography 3
ART 234 – Digital Animation 3
MUS 104 – Introduction to Singing Voice 3
MUS 150 – African Drumming Ensemble 3
Total Required 9
Total Required Credits for Minor 21

In the event that the above courses have been taken to fulfill requirements for the Art Education Major or an Art Minor, students will be required to take 9 credits from the following options:

Alternate Courses Credits
ART 102 – Photography 3
ART 103 – Introduction to Image Capture 3
ART 114 – Printmaking 3
ART 199 – Art Topics Course 3
ART 204 – Painting II 3
ART 214 – Digital Photography 3
ART 230 – Graphic Design 3