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Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling

Columbia College Chicago

M.A.
24 months
Duration
1107 USD/credit
1107 USD/credit
1107 USD/credit
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About

The Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling program at the Columbia College Chicago is recognized as a national leader, and is one of the few programs in the country that connects students with a highly diverse portfolio of clinical settings.  

Overview

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.

Outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Teaching Dance 
  • Choreography
  • Advanced Topics in Dance
  • Artists and Audiences
  • Concert Production
  • Kinesiology
  • Technology for Dancers
  • Independent Project: Dance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Start your application using Columbia’s application or the Common Application.
  • Submit the following required items.
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Application Fee
  • International Students Only: English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1107 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1107 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1107 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1107 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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