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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts Major/Creative Arts Therapy Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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The concentration in Creative Arts Therapy is a four-year, pre-professional degree integrating three areas of study; studio art, psychology, and creative arts therapy courses. Creative Arts Therapy at Endicott College is primarily a studio-visual art experience, yet may be augmented with opportunities in dance, drama, music, and poetry. Students enter at their own levels of artistic development, and through a proven year of foundation courses grow increasingly comfortable working in a variety of media. Over the course of study, each student is encouraged to discover his/her own treasury of personal creative resources, and in-turn share therapeutic properties with others. Students are encouraged to participate in national organizations such as the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), or the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH). Although alumni have proven to be successful in securing meaningful positions in relevant fields, becoming a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) is dependent upon completion of an appropriate graduate education and post-graduate supervised experience. Board Certification (ATR-BC) is granted to Registered Art Therapists who pass a written examination, and requires continuing education. Creative Arts Therapy is a program for artistically talented students who want to apply their creativity for the well being and benefit of others.

Recent Creative Arts Therapy Internship sites include:

Boston Shriners Hospital
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 
Express Yourself, Inc.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Maine General Medical Center
Medicine Wheel Productions
National Institute of Mental Health
Ronald McDonald House
Saint Francis House
The Children’s Connection
United South End Settlements
Windrush Farm

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Science Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33

  • Arts and Humanities Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Art Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Core Elective (Cr:3)
  • Creative Arts Therapy Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • Math Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Math Core Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Upper Level Art History    (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Art Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Core Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • Creative Arts Therapy Elective    (Cr: 3)

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