2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, Therapy Preparation Concentration, B.A.


Art therapists are professional providers with at least a master’s degree in either art therapy or a master’s degree with a concentration in art therapy. A bachelor’s degree is required to get into an art therapy graduate program.  The Art Therapy Preparation concentration at Westfield State University meets all coursework and portfolio requirements necessary to gain admittance into a graduate program in Art Therapy.

Requirements for Art Majors


One of the following:


Note:


** Students completing Art Teacher Licensure Programs must take ART 0108  Introduction to Computer Graphics as their art elective.

Art majors are required to take ART 0106  and ART 0107 , to satisfy the Appreciation of the Arts requirement of the common core.

Art majors must complete a minimum of 27 credits of course work within the Art Department at Westfield State. Students are advised to consult their advisors for information on course sequencing and general core requirements.

Art majors intending to pursue graduate work beyond their major are advised to take additionally recommended studio courses of their choice. It is also advisable to include more than the minimum requirements in Art History.

Art Therapy Preparation Concentration For Art Majors


This concentration requires 36 credits of coursework (12 classes), but is only an additional 18 credits for art or psychology majors (6 classes). Art majors should take at least 6 of the following PSYC classes.

Psychology Courses - 18 credits:


Additional Graduation Requirements


All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .