Undergraduate Art Therapy Class

Master of Art in Art Therapy

Accepting applications for Summer 2020 beginning October 1, 2019

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.


My love for this work as an art therapist motivates me to keep sharing, promoting, and nurturing efforts, learning, and energy in support of the higher good of the art therapy community, the amazing work art therapists do everyday, and new generations of art therapists.  Contributing to this through community organizing, leadership, teaching, supervision, and outreach helps our efforts and positive energy grow… and to inspire new possibilities for our field and the future of art therapy.
Gretchen Miller
Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP, Visiting Professor