Study Expressive Arts in Mental Health
By integrating psychology and the arts, this Expressive Arts in Mental Health degree program offers learning opportunities with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them find and maintain mind/body solutions.
A Customized Expressive Arts in Mental Health Degree
Take visual arts courses as part of the major then drive deep into your area of interest with a minor in Music, Dance, Theatre, or any of other minor options.
In this program, there is equal focus on the arts, psychological theory and practical clinical skills such as interviewing.
As an Expressive Arts in Mental Health major, you’ll gain direct, hands-on professional experience — more than in most undergraduate programs. You’ll complete two practicums and an internship, providing you training with many different populations. This allows you to make career decisions with a better understanding of what the field is like.
Opportunities for Transfer Students
Sage has articulation agreements with several two-year colleges to guarantee admission to the Expressive Arts in Mental Health program for qualified students. Russell Sage College has articulation agreements with:
- Herkimer County Community College – Human Services
- Herkimer County Community College – Arts Studies
- Hudson Valley Community College – Human Services
- Clinton County Community College – Fine Arts
- Clinton County Community College – Humanities & Social Sciences
- Sullivan County Community College – Human Services (Track I)
Recent graduates say Sage has helped set them up for success.
“I transferred in kind of a weird situation,” begins Russell Sage College student Katie Flood. Katie had been a studio …
“There is so much power in learning how to use the arts to help heal,” said Bradley Heinke, who completed …
When her older sister went off to college, Kate Hunter, starting middle school at the time, helped her move in. …
Looking back on her Sage experience, recent graduate Michaela Close is grateful for the different ways she got to go …
“You majored in Creative Arts in Therapy? With a Dance minor?” Maybe they didn’t say it out loud, but Kaylee …
Careers with an Expressive Arts in Mental Health Degree
Graduates of Russell Sage College’s Expressive Arts in Mental Health degree program are working in schools, at behavioral health centers serving at-risk children, hospitals, community-based programs and in nursing homes. They may also go on to graduate programs to gain professional licensure in therapeutic or counseling fields.
Graduate Studies with an Expressive Arts in Mental Health Degree
Many graduates of Russell Sage College’s Expressive Arts in Mental Health program pursue graduate programs and professional licensure in art, dance, music or theatre therapy; social work; counseling; and art education.
The Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology program at Russell Sage College is the next step for Expressive Arts in Mental Health majors who want to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
An Expressive Arts in Mental Health degree is also excellent preparation for:
- Russell Sage College’s Doctorate in Occupational Therapy or M.S. in Occupational Therapy
- Sage’s MAT in Art Education
- Sage’s Professional School Counseling program
- Sage’s Applied Behavior Analysis program
Recent Sage graduates have been accepted to social work and art therapy master’s programs at the University at Albany, Howard University, and Sarah Lawrence College.