Art & Design/Therapy (ARTH)

ARTH 280  Introduction to Art Therapy 3 Credits


Special fee. An historical and theoretical overview including the literature and current trends in the field. Students will use a variety of art materials to express personal symbolism, fantasy, and dreams. Open to non-majors. 3 hours lecture.

ARTH 360  Studio Techniques in Art Therapy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARTH 280. Special fee. Materials and techniques of art therapy are directly experienced through practice. Open to all. 4 hours studio.

ARTH 361  Group Art Therapy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARTH 280. Students will participate in small art therapy groups where under the guidance of a registered art therapist emerging themes (life situations, choices, attitudes, self-concepts, norms, etc.) will be explored. Open to non-majors. 3 hours lecture.

ARTH 560  Studio Techniques in Art Therapy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. The development of a repertoire of art therapy skills in various media to facilitate meeting the expressive needs in art therapy settings. May be repeated for credit. 3 hours lecture.

ARTH 562  Art Therapy Practicum I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARTH 560. Integration of field and academic experiences. Each student will work with a selected client in an appropriate professional setting (300 hours), and prepare a weekly case presentation for class discussion and critique as well as a written case study.

ARTH 580  Graduate Introduction to Art Therapy 3 Credits


Special fee. Introduction to the historical and theoretical bases of art therapy as a profession. Exploration of the literature of art therapy and of current trends in the field. 3 hours lecture.

ARTH 662  Art Therapy Practicum II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARTH 562. Continuation of ARTH 562. Each student will work with a selected client in an appropriate professional setting other than that in which student worked in Art Therapy Practicum I (300 hours). Treatment design and case presentations will be submitted for weekly discussion and critique.