CONTACT:
Art:
Jill K. Odegaard
Associate Professor and Chair
jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3347

Art Therapy:
Laura Zeisler
Assistant Professor Art Therapy
lzeisler@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3723

Master of Art in Art Therapy:
Rebecca Arnold
Assistant Professor of Art Therapy
rarnold@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3594

Career Opportunities in Art Therapy

By selecting the art therapy major at Cedar Crest College, you will be fully prepared to pursue a graduate degree in art therapy, which is essential for students wishing to become board-certified and work in private practice. Your B.A. will also prepare you to work in an array of fields, noted below.

Learn more about what art therapists do and who is helped by them »

What You Can Do with a Master's Degree in Art Therapy

If your goal is to become a licensed art therapist, you will need a graduate degree in art therapy. Cedar Crest offers a two year M.A. in Art Therapy. Here are some of the career settings in which licensed art therapists are currently in demand:

What You Can Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Art Therapy

Here are some of the positions open to graduates with a bachelor's degree in art therapy.

Becoming a Credentialed Art Therapist

In order to become a licensed art therapist, all of the following are required:

1. A Bachelor's Degree

First you must earn a bachelor's degree that meets the standards of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). This is essential in order to be accepted into a graduate-level art therapy program. The art therapy major at Cedar Crest College meets this criterion. Also, as part of our program, you are required to create a portfolio, which you will submit when you apply for graduate school.

2. A Master's Degree

To become a credentialed art therapist, you must earn a master's degree in art therapy that meets the standards of the AATA. Cedar Crest offers a two year Master of Art in Art Therapy.

3. Supervised Practice (Post Graduate)

In order to earn Art Therapy Registration (ATR) status, you will need to participate in supervised post-graduate experience following graduate school.

4. Passing a Written Examination

In order to receive Board Certification (ATR-BC), you must also pass a written examination.

Note: The credentials of ATR ant ATR-BC are nationally recognized and respected, assuring future employers and clients that your education and training have met the most stringent guidelines.


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