What is Art Therapy at WVU like?
The Art Therapy program at WVU blends art-making, psychology and counseling coursework to prepare you for a career in a unique, creative mental health profession that targets specific therapeutic goals, promotes healing and improves overall mental health and wellness.
As an Art Therapy student, you will take:
- 27 studio art credits,
- 12 credits of psychology and communications courses,
- 12 credits in therapeutic art courses
- and courses that focus on art therapy and art education and how those fields can work collaboratively.
In the fall of your senior year, you'll take an art therapy capstone course to develop personal and professional knowledge of art therapy methods and approaches, prepare for applying to graduate school and engage in various community-based art projects.
You will also graduate with a human services minor, which provides additional preparation to work in social services, mental health and substance abuse agencies.
At a Glance
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Art and Design
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