About This Program

For Undergraduate Students

Available as a major and minor.

View a sample schedule.
View a sample schedule for our minor.

Looking for graduate programs?

Earn a Master of Science in art therapy/counseling.


As a student in the undergraduate art therapy major, you’ll be prepared to work with individuals of all ages who have varying degrees of need. During your studies, you’ll shadow artists, art therapists, and other professionals to get a deeper sense of how you’ll use your knowledge in the field. 


Our curriculum is a unique blend of fine art, psychology, and community engagement, which provides you with the skills necessary to not only be successful in the field but to understand how to engage and improve the communities of which you are a part.

After Graduation

Through the major, you’ll gain the experience and requirements necessary to enter a graduate art therapy program.

What do art therapists do?

Art therapists use art to provide wellness and healing to individuals of all ages and abilities. You could be a part of this rewarding field that combines creativity and therapy.

Art therapists making collages

Top 10 Reasons to Study Art Therapy

Our art therapy major allows students to express themselves, make the program their own, and engage in hands-on experience. 

We have eight other reasons why studying at Springfield College is the right choice.

Springfield College seal mug in the art studio.

Simone Alter-Muri's artwork will be showcased on a national website in October

Artwork titled "Puzzles Barcodes Box" by Simone Alter-Muri, professor of art therapy, was selected for inclusion in the 2018 National Art Education Association Member Exhibition Virtual Gallery, which will be showcased on the association website starting Oct. 1. Her art was one of 60 works (out of 386 submissions) selected by a panel of six arts leaders to be featured in the virtual gallery.

Simone Alter-Muri talking to student
A close up of students working on the chair.
Art Therapy at Springfield College
Art therapy students work together on a chair.
Art Therapy at Springfield College
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Art Therapy at Springfield College
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Art Therapy at Springfield College
Art Therapy at Springfield College
Studying Art Therapy At Springfield College