Art Therapy

Dr. Lisa Kay, Chair, Art Education & Community Arts Practices; Program Head Art Therapy
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Tyler Building, Room B10J

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Therapy at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture introduces students to a professional pathway that integrates mental health, human services and the creative process. The program supports students' development of a broad range of skills needed to succeed in careers from art therapy to counseling, enriching the lives of individuals, families and communities.

While a master's degree is required in the professional field of art therapy, this program rigorously prepares students who are interested in pursuing advanced studies in art therapy at the graduate level or art therapy-related jobs. Students learn communication and collaboration, creative design and planning, critical observation and research and self-awareness and cultural responsiveness—skills that can be applied in many kinds of work and master's-level study in a variety of fields.

Tyler Art Therapy offers students access to the resources of a world-class art school; a large, urban, public research university; and faculty who are committed to the power of healing through art. Students benefit from the school's location in Philadelphia and the city's rich array of schools, communities, clinics, museums and galleries near Temple, opening up opportunities for networking, internships, jobs and graduate school.