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Art therapy is a growing profession employing individuals interested in using art to help others. Professionals in the field work in schools, clinics, and hospital settings, or as independent therapists. Eureka College offers a pre-professional program combining studies in the visual arts and psychology with internship experiences in art therapy. It is expected that most students will continue their studies in this field at the Master’s degree level; however, beginning opportunities for employment may be available upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree level.
Students interested in pursuing a career in art therapy should complete the following course of study: 1. A major in Art. Consult with the Art Department for proper course selection within the major; 2. Plus Art Internship(s) as a teaching assistant (one of which may be repeated once); 3. A minor in Psychology including: MAT265, PSY205, PSY308, PSY314W, PSY370W, and PSY290 or PSY372.