Comments on: Illinois Art Therapy Schools & Programs http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Amy Rothblatt http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-326715 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:56:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-326715 That’s a great idea! Best of luck. 🙂

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By: Stephanie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-325831 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:23:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-325831 Just so everyone knows Concordia only offers an undergrad. It does not offer a Masters Program. Adler and Art Institute seem to be the only schools located in the city of Chicago. If anyone knows of different Masters programs in Chicago area please let me know.

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By: Nina http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-325511 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:56:01 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-325511 Concordia-Chicago Art Therapy Degree Overview

Art therapists use art for healing and growth among their clients, which may include children, victims of abuse, people with disabilities and senior citizens. As the nation’s aging population increases, there has been a significant rise in the need for mental health professions. Art therapy is a growing career field and can serve as a complement to other types of therapy, by using the creative process to help people improve their mental health.

Art Therapy Course Information

In this pre-professional program you will take courses in studio art, ranging from drawing to ceramics to printmaking. You will also have required psychology classes, exploring topics such as group dynamics and theories of personality. A course on professional strategies for artists will, among other items, help you put together a well-designed portfolio—a graduate school admissions requirement—that emphasizes your skills in a variety of mediums.

For more information, visit our catalog pages for required courses.

Art Therapy Major Opportunities

A pre-art therapy degree ensures you will be ready to apply for admission to a professional art therapy program, where you will earn an advanced degree and can pursue the designation of Registered Art Therapist (ATR).

CUC is surrounded by many excellent schools, major medical centers and social service agencies that give students the benefit of a wide range of experiences in the area of psychology. Being in the midst of the Chicago metro area means students have many opportunities to volunteer, participate in internships and to visit cultural institutions. Examples include the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Mexican Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

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By: Trinida Langdon http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-324489 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 17:49:27 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-324489 I have been working in the field of psychology for over twenty- five years and I have reached my limits. I’m in need of a change. I want to go back to school for Art Therphy .

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By: Jasmine http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-309553 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:56:19 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-309553 I’m not too sure if this is a closed thread or not but I’m going to be a senior in high school this fall and I was wondering if you could point out any good Bachelor programs in Illinois, or at least a program that has Art Therapy as a major?

I’ve been searching for things ever since my Sophmore year and many just tell me to take psychology as a major instead. But my father has actually gone to art therapy classes before, and his teacher claims I should put the art as my major and psych as a minor. She says it would be much more of hassle otherwise.

All of this stuff is so confusing and frustrating, please help.

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By: Ruth Barron http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-307123 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:27:11 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-307123 Vincennes University has an Art Therapy program. Wish USI would get one.

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By: Alex http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-228550 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 04:57:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-228550 I’m currently getting my BFA (bachelors in fine arts) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I want to pursue a career in art therapy, preferably with children, and am wondering my options. I know my school already offers a graduate program in art therapy but after getting my BFA there I’m not sure I can afford it all over again. Is it possible to just get a degree in psych? My options are limited since I can’t really leave state.

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By: Karen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-222919 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 22:37:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-222919 I am looking for an art therapy certificate (not graduate)program either online or in Illinois outside of Chicago?
I have a bachelors degree in art.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!

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By: lisa http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-103392 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:01:53 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-103392 Has the art therapy program at Northwester ended? I cannot find any information on it & I know that I was able to a few years back.

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By: S http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-74778 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:35:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-74778 @Nina
You need to major in Art and minor in Psych — or double major.
Check masters programs Pre-Req.s you need a lot more art courses than psych.

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By: S http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-74676 Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:45:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-74676 @ Minjung:
You have to complete a certain amount of undergraduate credits in studio art and psychology in order to qualify for any Art therapy Graduate program. There’s no way around that. You can’t study something at a more advanced level if you aren’t prepared for it. Go to a school that also offers the undergrad courses you need. Many (if not most) of them you can also take at your community college for a significant savings.

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By: S http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-74673 Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:37:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-74673 St.Mary of the Woods College has an online ArtTherapy program. It is located near the Illinois/Indiana border (so, near Kankakee also).
Smwc.edu

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By: Samantha http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-41001 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:38:30 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-41001 I would like to pursue an online program for an Art Therapy certificate. Any ideas out there? I’ve been searching for a while now and no have no leads.

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By: Minjung Chwe http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-11659 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 04:55:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-11659 Hello, I am a senior, majoring Accounting and minor in Art Education. I would like to study Art Therapy in a graduate school, but it seems most graduate schools require art class credits as prerequisite. Is there any suggestion for me? I live in Illinois and prefer to go to a grad school near Chicago.

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By: Nita http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-9725 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:03:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-9725 I would like to go back to school to study Art Therapy at the undergraduate level. Can someone tell me if there are any schools that teach it near and around the Chicago – Kankakee area. There has to be more than what was posted. Seems like not much interest in teaching Art Therapy. Looks like I’m forced to study Psychology at the undergrad level so that I can pick up Art Therapy at the post grad level.

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By: Megan Vail http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-9045 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:56:17 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-9045 Millikin University in Decatur Illinois has an undergraduate Art Therapy program. I am currently a sophomore in the program and I love it!

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By: Dana http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-7530 Mon, 09 May 2011 15:48:10 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-7530 I was working on my BA in psych but due to health issues found art therapy and am now interested in switching gears. I have a background in voice,theater,dance and art but am not sure what the qualifications are for this area. What is a good school in the Naperville IL area and has wheelchair access ability? Is it possible to obtain on-line? Thank you for the help in my search :0)

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By: Ellen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-5445 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:17:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-5445 Northwestern University in Evanston has an excellent Art Therapy certificate program.

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By: Rachel http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-4612 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:12:43 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-4612 Eureka College has an undergraduate Art Therapy program.

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By: Veronica McGraw http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-4524 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:33:58 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-4524 I’m thinking about relocating to Chicago from Detroit and would like to pursue a career in Art Therapy, I am currently going to WSU and would like to transfer. Any suggestions?

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By: Rebecca Strain http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-4139 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 02:36:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-4139 Millikin University offers an undergraduate degree in Art Therapy.

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By: Annette Bridges http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-3844 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:40:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-3844 F.Y.I.
The Barat College of DePaul University ceased operation in 2005. There is no other Art Therapy program at DePaul University. You should remove it immediately from your listings.

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By: Robert Beshara http://www.arttherapyblog.com/schools/illinois-schools-programs/#comment-3709 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 04:59:53 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=326#comment-3709 Hi, I want to pursue a PhD in Cinema Therapy. Any suggestions?

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