Pre-Art Therapy

Art Therapy

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.

The course of study listed below adheres to the prerequisite guidelines set by the American Art Therapy Association for entrance to Master’s degree programs in art therapy.

Students interested in pursuing a career in art therapy should complete the following course of study:

A major in Art

Consult with the Art Department for proper course selection within the major;

Plus Art Internship(s) as a teaching assistant (one of which may be repeated once);

A minor in Psychology including:    
MAT265 Quantitative Methods I  
PSY205 Psychology of Childhood through Adolescence  
PSY208 Adult and Aging Psychology  
PSY314W Abnormal Psychology  
PSY370W Personality Theory  
PSY290 or Psychological Tests and Measurements  
PSY372 Counseling Psychology