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, Brightspace (D2L).
- Students participate in three supervised clinical experiences:
- Practicum during the Fall semester of the second year- 100 hours side by side with a registered art therapist (ATR)
- Internship I during the Spring semester of the third year- 300 hours supervised by an onsite ATR
- Internship II during the final Fall semester- 300 hours supervised by an onsite ATR
- Through the first two semesters the student will get to know registered art therapists ideally near where they live and will not have to travel to complete clinical placements.
- 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.