Art Therapy

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City

Make a difference in people’s lives by using art to help them cope with their emotional and mental health issues.

Why Earn a Minor in Art Therapy?

This minor is useful for preparing art or psychology majors interested in pursuing graduate training in art therapy, a requirement for both licensure and practice.

Why Minor in Art Therapy at Adelphi?

  • Our small classes mean you’ll receive personalized attention as you work closely with dedicated experts.
  • This is one of the few programs on Long Island to combine coursework in fine arts and psychology with classes that explicitly deal with the intersection of art and mental health and using art as part of the healing process.

Adelphi provided a stepping-stone into my career in art therapy. I had incredible professors who truly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I was able to obtain a BFA in Studio Art, while taking my prerequisites in psychology. I always loved art and psychology and being able to help people through my passion is extremely rewarding.

Christina Lisi ’11 BFA in Studio Art, Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT) at NYC Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services (Rikers Island)

Program Info

This interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the recommendations of the American Art Therapy Association. Courses include General Psychology, Drawing and Healing and the Arts.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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Blodgett Hall 301

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