The Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling program at the Columbia College Chicago has strong ties to the Chicago community provide students with many placement options for practicum and internship, which we tailor to students' interests. Students gain valuable experience in the field and make meaningful connections for their future careers.
Students couple this practical, hands-on clinical experience with rigorous coursework. They build relationships with our faculty of licensed clinical professional counselors and board certified dance/movement therapists who are also innovative practitioners, scholars, and artists.
Students leave Columbia as registered dance/movement therapists and are eligible to sit for the Illinois State Licensing Exam to become licensed professional counselors. Our program meets the standards set for counseling by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
As graduates of this program, students join a vibrant and active dance/movement therapy community. We are proud of our unique creative focus and come together regularly for dance concerts with alumni, practitioners, and current students.
After completing a practicum in the summer of their second year, students move into a 700-hour internship. They secure a clinical placement that is different from their summer placement. We require students to gain experiences with different developmental and mental health populations.
Our students have interned in a variety of clinical settings including schools, hospitals, out-patient programs, nursing homes, community centers, rehabilitation services, and correctional facilities. They spend 20-24 hours a week at their internships. The rest of the time is devoted to coursework that focuses on clinical appraisal, treatment planning, family counseling, and addiction counseling.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Teaching Dance
- Advanced Topics in Dance
- Artists and Audiences
- Concert Production
- Technology for Dancers
- Independent Project: Dance
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesCounselling Theatre & Dance View 280 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Start your application using Columbia’s application or the Common Application.
- Submit the following required items.
- Letter of Recommendation
- Application Fee
- International Students Only: English Language Proficiency
International1107 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1107 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State1107 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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 €6000 to cover your tuition fees.