About This Program

For Undergraduate Students

Available as a major and minor.

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View a sample schedule for our minor.

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Earn a Master of Science in art therapy/counseling.

Integrate psychology and art through the art therapy major at Springfield College. As an art therapy graduate, you can provide opportunities for nonverbal expression and communication to people of all ages with varying degrees of functional or organic impairment, as well as working with the general population. Art therapy can promote a reconciliation of emotional conflicts and foster self-awareness and personal growth for clients.

Our graduates work in many different public or private settings, including psychiatric units in hospitals and clinics, mental health centers, geriatric centers, drug and alcohol clinics, nursing homes, prisons, and special needs schools. Many graduates from this undergraduate program go on to further their education, including through the Springfield College art therapy/counseling master's degree program.

Studying Art Therapy At Springfield College
HIAD Students in Group
HIAD Faculty Staff Working at Table
HIAD Student with Fabric
Staff member working with fabric
HIAD Students Working with Fabric on Ground
HIAD Faculty and Staff Working on Fabric
HIAD Faculty Working Around Table
HIAD Students Working Creatively Around Art Table
HIAD Professor Alter-Muri
Using Art to Give Back to the Community

Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Art Therapy May Ellen Hluska, PhD, and Professor of Art Therapy Simone Alter-Muri, EdD, students, faculty, and staff spent their 2016 Humanics in Action Day contributing to the Monument Project. The group worked on fabric pieces to be sent as part of the Monument Project in Washington, D.C., to make a statement against violence against women. Squares were decorated with words and visuals against rape and domestic abuse.