Study Art Therapy
Integrating psychology and the arts, our art therapy degree program offers learning opportunities with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them find and maintain mind/body solutions.
A Customized Art Therapy Degree
With concentrations in Visual Art, Music, Dance and Theatre, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from to customize your art therapy degree.
In this program, there is equal focus on the arts, psychological theory and practical clinical skills such as interviewing.
As an art therapy 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 Creative Arts in Therapy 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)
“The Capital Region offers tremendous opportunities for internship placements …”
Current Art Therapy majors and recent graduates say Sage has helped set them up for success.
“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 Art Therapy Degree
Graduates of Russell Sage College’s Art Therapy degree program are working at a behavioral health center serving at-risk children, as social workers and as art therapists and licensed mental health counselors in private and group practices.
Graduate Studies with an Art Therapy Degree
Many graduates of Russell Sage College’s Creative Arts in Therapy 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 Art Therapy majors who want to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
An Art Therapy 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 also been accepted to social work and art therapy master’s programs at the University at Albany, Howard University and Sarah Lawrence College.