Undergraduate Art Therapy Class

Master of Art in Art Therapy

At Edgewood College, the Masters in Art Therapy Program places students in a cohort, or group atmosphere.  This advantage affords you the opportunity to pursue ATR (Art Therapist Registered) credentials through the ATCB (Art Therapy Credential Board) in a collegial, supportive, and creative environment.  Our Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree program requires two years to complete.

Our graduate program allows professionals already holding a master’s degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, or a related field to become eligible to be a registered art therapist (ATR) by completing only the art therapy courses and art therapy practicum / internship requirements.  Students interested in pursuing this option will find our program accessible, as we have separated the mental health required courses from the art therapy courses.  

The art therapy courses are experiential and studio-based and taught in The Stream, home to state-of-the art studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, papermaking, and graphic design.  The Stream also houses a professional gallery, student and community gallery, and a theater.  This environment aligns well to the foundation of art therapy training. Art making is used to understand the development of the “self-as-therapist”; to respond to experiences with clients; and to understand art therapy theory and application.

Testimonial:

Art Therapy has allowed me to combine two of my passions into one, by helping others through creating works of art. My experience at Edgewood College has not only allowed me to develop several art processes of my own, but it has also allowed me to practice these processes within the Madison community.
Mandy Gallo '17