B.A. at Russell Sage College
Creative Arts in Therapy is a multi-disciplinary field which integrates many areas of study, including Psychology and the Arts. Students of Creative Arts in Therapy are trained to help people find and maintain their own mind/body solutions. They work with individuals, groups and families to facilitate creative growth.
The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy degree at The Sage Colleges offers concentrations in Visual Art, Dance, Music, Theater and Child Life. Art Therapy is designated as a mind-body approach by the National Institute of Health.
The Mission and Purpose of the Creative Arts in Therapy Program is:
- To provide the educational opportunities for individual students professional skills with which they may assist others in the pursuit of wellness through creative means;
- To contribute to the larger society a highly educated group of creative and empathic individuals dedicated to contributing to local and global wellness;
- To promote a life style which includes ongoing learning, wellness, and contribution to community
Strong preparation for graduate school and employment
Creative Arts in Therapy students enjoy an unusual amount of hands-on experience especially in practicum courses and the senior integrated experience. This prepares them for further study in art education, social work, counseling, psychology, occupational therapy, and many other fields, as well as art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy and drama therapy. According to student surveys completed three months post-graduation, students have been employed or accepted to graduate school at a consistently high rate.