Studio Art BA

College of Liberal Arts
Art Therapy Minor

Unleash your creativity and help others heal with a minor in Art Therapy

This interdisciplinary program blends psychology and visual art to provide students with a creative form of psychotherapy. Through the process of creating and reflecting on artworks, students can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others, develop coping skills for stress and trauma, and learn to heal and connect in new ways.

Whether you’re passionate about art or psychology, an Art Therapy minor can give you the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in the world.

Help Others Heal with Art Therapy

Our Art Therapy minor will give you the basic knowledge and skills you need on your way to becoming a professional Art Therapist. You’ll learn about the different theories and techniques of Art Therapy, and you’ll gain hands-on experience working in a variety of settings.

In addition to learning about Art Therapy, you’ll also develop your own artistic skills and creativity. You’ll be exposed to a variety of art media, and you’ll learn how to use these media to create therapeutic interventions.

If you’re interested in a career in Art Therapy, or if you simply want to learn more about this powerful therapeutic tool, then our minor is for you. Enroll today and start your journey to becoming an Art Therapist!

Here are just a few of the benefits of pursuing an Art Therapy minor:

  • Become a highly skilled and effective Art Therapist. Our minor will give you the initial knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this growing and rewarding field.
  • Help others heal and thrive. Art Therapy can be a powerful tool for helping people overcome challenges and improve their mental health and well-being.
  • Express your own creativity and passion. Our minor will give you the opportunity to develop your own artistic skills and use your creativity to help others.

Art therapy is available only as a minor at Benedictine University. Additional areas of study that students interested in the art therapy minor also pursue include Art, Psychology, Education, and Special Education. To become an Art Therapist, additional schooling is required.

Art therapy is a growing field with endless possibilities

Art therapists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, veteran’s clinics, private practice, and community clinics. They use art to help people improve their mental and emotional health, cope with trauma, and express themselves in new ways.

If you’re passionate about art and helping others, then a minor in art therapy could be the perfect fit for you. With its interdisciplinary focus and hands-on experience, our minor will give you the starting foundation you need to pursue a career in art therapy or a related field. 

Here are some courses you may take in the Art Therapy minor program:

  • Introduction to Art Therapy
  • Creative Process as Art Therapy
  • Drawing I
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Ceramics I

Art Therapy Courses (ARTH)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions

Art Therapy, Minor – Lisle

Studio Art BA with Art Therapy Concentration – Lisle


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