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Albertus Magnus College offers a variety of Art Therapy degree options designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Concentration in Art Therapy

Do you have a passion to help others through creativity and counseling? Art therapy is a human service profession that blends the disciplines of art, psychology, and counseling. Art is a universal language and it promotes connection and healing relationships with yourself and others. 

The Art Therapy concentration is a focused study designed to lead to a graduate art therapy program. Albertus Magnus College is the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling (MAATC) program in the state of Connecticut and is taught by dedicated, expert faculty.


The Albertus Difference

What Makes Art Therapy at Albertus Different?


  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work


  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research


  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement


  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Art Therapy Degree Program

The therapy program at Albertus Magnus College offers students a strong vocabulary and practical experience in diverse art media and techniques. A concentration in art therapy provides students with the psychology courses needed to prepare for this rewarding field. Working with both psychology and fine arts faculty, students have the opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary program, rooted in Albertus’ liberal arts core curriculum.

Student Success

Art Therapy Student Perspective

Taylor Chamberlain graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 2017 with a BA in Psychology and Art and a concentration in Art Therapy.

“My Albertus experience has been one of character, confidence, and lifelong-relationships. My professors pushed me to pursue my goals and my dreams even when I wasn’t so confident about my ability to do so.”

Taylor received both the Bruce Sinkey Award for Excellence in Art and the Albertus Psychology Department Award for Academic Excellence. She was also honored as a Class Marshal for graduating with the highest GPA in her program. After graduation, Taylor began working as an expressive arts coordinator.

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 Student Perspective at Albertus Magnus College
Taylor Chamberlain ‘17Taylor describes her Albertus experience in three words: character, confidence, and lifelong relationships

Where Will Your Art Therapy Degree take You?

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Therapy include:

Become a Certified Art Therapist

To become a Certified Art Therapist, you will need to obtain a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy. The Albertus M.A.A.T.C. program's 60 credit requirements to graduate meet all educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut and is approved by the Education Program Approval Board (EPAB) of AATA.


The Masters of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling (MAATC) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.

Artistic Professions

The Art Department at Albertus Magnus College

With a choice of four concentrations and two majors, students are provided with a strong basic foundation in a variety of art areas, preparing them for advanced programs, graduate studies, and careers in art-related professions. Courses are designed to give students an extensive background in the history of art and an opportunity to achieve competence in studio art areas.

The B.A. degree offers a combination of liberal studies and professional art training. Although requirements for individual fields such as Graphic Design, Fine Arts, and Photography vary, matriculating students may earn the B.F.A. degree by completing 127 credits. In addition to General Education and General College Requirements, a major must take 3 Art History courses (9 credits), and 60 credits in Studio Art.

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Art Therapy Courses

Upon completing the program of study in Art with a Concentration in Art Therapy, students will:

  • Develop media based competency;
  • Develop capacity for creative thinking;
  • Strengthen written communication;
  • Strengthen critical reading skill;
  • Develop capacity for appreciating works of art.

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Masters Programs

Art Therapy Masters Programs

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Art Therapy Degree Mission Statement

The mission of the Visual and Performing Arts Department is to educate our students to lead productive personal and professional lives and to prepare each student for a rewarding career in the fine arts. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts brings together the disciplines of Art, Music, and Dance, coordinating cultural endeavors wherever possible, for the enrichment of the Albertus student. Curricula combine the humanistic offerings of a Liberal Arts college with a broad and integrated training in the arts.

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