A part of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ social and behavioral sciences program, students are trained to become effective art therapists through a combination of coursework, hands-on projects and placements in internships for course credit.
Studies include training in drawing, painting and sculpture, as well as intensive course work in the types of art therapy, diagnosis, and assessment. Coursework in trauma training is also available.
The George Washington University Art Therapy Graduate Program trains exceptionally skilled therapists whose professional practice is grounded in a broad understanding of the most current clinical art therapy, counseling and trauma theories. Our students learn the most effective research and evaluation methodologies, clinical skills and studio expertise, all within a diverse, integrative and culturally responsive format. Our approach is student-focused, allowing each student to cultivate their own unique art therapist identity.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- History and Theory of Art Therapy
- Human Development and Art Therapy
- Counseling/Art Therapy Process
- Counseling/Art Therapy Theory
- Studio/Technique of Art Therapy
- Child Art Therapy
- Art Therapy with Adolescents
- Marital and Family Art Therapy/Counseling
- Group Process
- Social and Cultural Diversity
- Assessment Procedures
- Psychopathology/Art and Diagnosis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in mid-December. Applicants seeking funding are encouraged to submit their applications before January 5.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Physiotherapy View 739 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade point average of B or better.
- Statement of purpose
- 2-3 recommendation letters
- Studio Art prerequisite coursework
- Psychology prerequisite coursework
- Online application
International51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 24 months.
National51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Washington, D. C.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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