How It Works
The art therapy degree program is designed especially for persons who, because of work, family, or other commitments, cannot pursue a graduate degree in the traditional way.
- Students are required to attend three on-campus residencies every year. The program is designed to take three and a half years to complete.
- On-campus residencies are at the beginning of every semester, which includes late July, early January and early June. The average length of the residency is between four and six days.
- While on campus, students engage in group art workshops and professional seminars, interact with faculty and begin their semester courses. To view course sequence and descriptions, visit the MAAT Curriculum page.
- While at home, students complete online classes and continue to interact with peers and faculty through our interactive course management system, Desire2Learn (D2L).
- Students will participate in four supervised clinical experiences (fieldwork, practicum and two culminating internships). Students are required to have access to a registered art therapist within driving distance of their local area.
- Students go through the program as a cohort, which allows for collaborative learning and community building with faculty and fellow students.
- Housing opportunities are available in Le Fer Hall, or students may stay off-campus.
- New students begin in July only.