Art Therapy Option

The associate of fine arts degree program in art therapy offers a foundation curriculum parallel to the first two years of a baccalaureate in art therapy (BA).  As a transfer program, this option offers courses that provide an introduction to the field of art therapy, and prepares the student for the first two years of a foundation before entering a senior institution. Students completing the AFA art therapy option are prepared for a range of careers that focus on communities requiring therapies such as returning combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, children and adults diagnosed with autism, and elderly individuals diagnosed with physical and mental challenges. Students develop skills in a range of studio art practice while simultaneously developing a greater understanding of the field of psychology and are introduced to how these fields work in tandem for effective therapeutic outcomes.

 

Associate of Fine Arts, AFA - Art Therapy Option