Undergraduate Art Therapy

Edgewood College’s Art Therapy major provides an integrated curriculum consisting of art therapy theory and applications, supervised field experiences in a wide range of settings, psychology, and studio art. We prepare students for competitive admission into art therapy Master’s degree programs and related fields nationwide; as well as post-bachelor’s work in community programs.  We emphasize hands-on learning, creativity, team skills, effective communication, commitment and self-responsibility. Diverse community partnerships and global initiatives engage our students in multicultural and global perspectives in art therapy.


Program Highlights

Award-winning art therapy faculty actively involved in art therapy education and research, state-of-the art LEED-certified art facilities, Edgewood College’s distinction by the Carnegie Foundation for civic engagement, and the city of Madison combine to make Edgewood College an outstanding choice for studying art therapy. 

Career Outcomes

Art therapy majors with a bachelor's degree are prepared to apply for creative art programming positions in settings such as community centers, senior centers, retirement facilities, education and after-school programs, and hospital artist residencies, as well as for support staff bachelor's level positions in mental health settings. Entry into the field of art therapy as a credentialed art psychotherapist requires a Master's degree. Our Art Therapy majors are prepared to competitively apply to art therapy Master’s degree programs nationwide


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