Art Therapy (B.A.)
Using Art to Make a Difference
Through art therapy, art and psychology are uniquely combined and the creative process becomes a vehicle for communication, self-expression and personal growth. Seton Hill University's Art Therapy major will help you use art to make a difference in the world through your own creativity and the encouragement of creative expression in others.
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Why the Art Therapy Program at Seton Hill University?
Seton Hill's Art Therapy major will assist you in exploring art therapy as a career, while also preparing you for graduate level education. As a student pursuing an art therapy degree at Seton Hill, you will
- explore and participate in community arts
- complete field work within a population of your interest
- enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in our Arts Center
- experience all of the benefits of our Apple Distinguished School, including an Apple laptop and iPad for all full-time freshmen
M.A. in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling
As a minimum of a master's degree is required to become a practicing art therapist, Seton Hill also offers a M.A. in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling Program. This graduate program, approved by the American Art Therapy Association, provides you with the educational requirements needed to attain credentials as a nationally recognized Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, therapy jobs are expected to continue increasing steadily, with an annual salary between $30,000 and $80,000. Students in this major who do not plan to go on to graduate school (or do not wish to do so right away) can explore a community arts focus, and learn to use the arts to address social concerns.
Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you, your professors and local, regional and national employers to prepare you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services that you need - as a student and after you graduate.
At Seton Hill University, you will have the opportunity to work with experienced faculty in both the arts and psychology fields as you move through a variety of courses in both disciplines.
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You can apply online for free at any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admissions requirements and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven't been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.