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.

Art Therapy Major

Katherine Grill '13

“One way I handled my stress in high school was through art, and through a conversation at my high school, I found the art therapy program at Springfield College. I was excited because there weren’t many colleges offering this opportunity, and Springfield College was a great fit for me. I was able to utilize the skills I developed at Springfield and translate them into my career.”

Katherine Grill
Behavioral Neuroscientist, Neolth

Katherine Grill professional photo with arms folded.
Dr. Simone Alter-Muri receives the Outstanding Creative Applied Practice Award

Learn From the Best

Springfield College Director of Art Therapy/Counseling Dr. Simone Alter-Muri received the American Art Therapy Association's 2021 Outstanding Creative Applied Practice Award. This award is granted to a recipient whose personal work emphasizes social justice and who aims to promote art therapy in the community. 

Dr. Simone Alter-Muri in the studio

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.
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
Learning Later in Life
Art Therapy at Springfield College
Group shot of Learning Later in Life Program
Art Therapy at Springfield College
Art Therapy at Springfield College
Studying Art Therapy At Springfield College