Why major in Art Therapy?

Mount Mary University’s undergraduate degree in art therapy is a pre-professional program that prepares you for graduate study in art therapy or in other helping professions.

Rewarding Career Combines Art & Psychology

Art therapy is a human service profession where you can help others by using the creative process to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. Learn more about art therapy career opportunities.

Rigorous Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum

Mount Mary offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy degree that prepares for graduate study to become a registered art therapist. The curriculum combines art, psychology and communication courses and provides opportunities for developing compassion and understanding through community-based art activities and field experience.

Art Therapy Activities Outside of Class

As an art therapy student, you can get involved in the Student Art Therapy Association and other student clubs and organizations at Mount Mary.

Scholarships for Art Therapy Majors

In addition to academic scholarships, art therapy majors at Mount Mary may qualify for the Layton Art Scholarship. Current students majoring in art education, art therapy, fashion, fine arts, graphic design and interior design can apply each year for scholarships of up to $3,000. Find out how to apply for the Layton Art Scholarship.

Learn more about other scholarships available at Mount Mary.

Art Therapy Symposium


Each year, join art therapists, community leaders, artists, and mental health counselors from the Midwest to learn how art can inspire and promote community revitalization and personal empowerment. One partnership extended across the globe: Croatia does not have an established art therapy profession, however, in the wake of the Cold War and the country’s civil war, experts from the medical school of the University of Zagreb recognized the healing power of art therapy and reached out to Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Learn about this year's Art Therapy Symposium. 

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