Creative Arts Therapies Courses

Description: Students are introduced to the basic concepts and practices of creative arts therapies, including visual art, drama, music, and dance. Students study general theories and themes common to all of the creative arts therapies that may include creative projection, the role of the witness, expression, symbols, meaning making, and therapeutic alliance. These themes are explored through readings, videos, assignments, blogs and creative journals. Students are introduced to specific sites where creative arts therapists practice with diverse populations to gain a basic understanding of how the creative arts therapies function and the range of professional practices.

Art Therapy Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be taken previously: PSYC 200 or equivalent. Students must have completed 30 university credits, and six credits in Studio Arts prior to enrolling.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the subject and profession of art therapy, including its history, key processes, and selected approaches. Didactic and experiential components provide students with a broad understanding of the application of basic concepts in art therapy.

Notes:
  • This course is intended as partial preparation for graduate studies in the field of art therapy.

Drama Therapy Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 30 university credits prior to enrolling.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the subject and profession of drama therapy, including its history, key processes, and selected approaches. Didactic and experiential components provide students with a broad understanding of the application of basic concepts in drama therapy.

Notes:
  • This course is intended as partial preparation for graduate studies in the field of drama therapy.

  • Students who have received credit for TDEV 421, DFHD 421, or DINE 420 may not take this course for credit

Music Therapy Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have complete 30 university credits prior to enrolling.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the subject and profession of music therapy, including its history, key processes, and selected approaches. Didactic and experiential components provide students with a broad understanding of the application of basic concepts in music therapy.

Notes:
  • This course is intended as partial preparation for graduate studies in the field of music therapy.

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