Therapeutic Visual Arts Studies

Therapeutic Visual Arts Studies


Therapeutic Visual Arts Studies combines courses in Psychology, Education and Visual Arts. Art Therapy is a revolutionary and expanding field of psychotherapy which uses art media as a form of communication for people suffering from a wide range of difficulties, or disabilities. With this major, the student builds a strong foundation of skill in multiple areas of visual art along with gaining a broad understanding of the human mind.

The capstone project will comprise research involving a group of school children from Adams County. The student will develop a series of lessons, based on the use of art and communication, to test whether or not such self-expression improves the student's outlook and emotional stability. She will evaluate her results through existing art therapy theory and practice.

Related Courses:

ARTS 265 Intro to Photography

ARTS 251 Intro to Painting

ARTS 263 Intro to Ceramics

ARTS 341 Advanced Drawing

PSYCH 205 Statistics

PSYCH 225 Developmental Psychology

PSYCH 221 Basic Dynamics of Personality

PSYCH 326 Abnormal Psychology

EDUC 201 Educational Psychology

EDUC 209 Social Foundations of Education

EDUC 340 Teaching Students with Diverse Needs

IDS 464 Individualized Study - Research

Graduation year: 2014