2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Expressive Arts Therapy - Bachelor of Science (30 credits)

(30 credits plus 19 credits of experiential learning)

The professional major in Expressive Arts Therapy is designed for students interested in learning about the theory and philosophy of expressive arts therapy and how professionals utilize expressive arts therapy modalities of dance/movement, drama, creative writing, music, poetry and the visual arts in integrated ways in working with children and adults in a variety of settings.

This major prepares students for entry-level positions in a number of human services settings, such as social service agencies, child care programs or specialized school programs, and other community settings. It is also designed to prepare students for entry into a professional Master of Arts degree program in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling. This program combines pre-professional courses in the human services with substantial coursework in psychology and the arts. Students will complete over 400 hours in the field. Optional specialization: Holistic Psychology.

To successfully meet the requirements of the Expressive Arts Therapy major, students will:

  • develop multimodal proficiency, synthesizing the identity of an integrated artist with that of a helping professional.
  • demonstrate an understanding of modality-specific applications of Expressive Therapies within a context of the helping profession, through engagement in experiential learning.
  • be able to critically analyze social science research and utilize their understanding to enhance their development within the field of Expressive Therapy.
  • show an understanding of normal and abnormal psychological development within a cultural context.
  • demonstrate a capacity to utilize multicultural global perspectives in their approach to understanding Expressive Therapy practice.

Degree Requirements

I. Required Core (21 Credits):

CPSYC 1401Lifespan Development

3

CEXTH 2623Principles of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

CPSYC 3405Abnormal Psychology

3

CSOCS 3444Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

CEXTH 3506Integrated Arts Approaches

3

CEXTH 3623Expressive Arts Therapy Studio

3

CEXTH 4623Arts-Based Research and Performance in Expressive Arts Therapy

3

Minimum grade requirement of "C" in both CSOCS 3444 and CEXTH 4623 to complete the major.

II. Arts Courses (9 Credits):

Choose ONE course from 3 different categories. At least one course must be taken with a CEXTH or GEXTH prefix.

Visual Arts

IFINE 1210Introduction to Painting

3

IFNDN 1620Drawing Intensive

3

IFNDN 16703D Concepts

3

IPHOT 1220Introduction to Photo: Non-Majors I

3

IPHOT 1240Introduction to Photography Non-Majors: Digital

3

GEXTH 5045Arts and Healing

3

GEXTH 6352Principles and Practices of Art Therapy

3

GEXTH 6360Drawing from Within: A Studio Course

3

Music

CEXTH 3502Music Therapy: History, Theory, and Application

3

CEXTH 3504Guitar for Therapy and Education

3

CPMUS 2345Concert Choir

1

CPMUS 2400Secondary Piano

3

GEXTH 6020Music, Imagery and Psychotherapy

3

GEXTH 6200Principles and Practices of Music Therapy

3

Theater / Drama

CEXTH 3304Psychodrama and Sociometry: Making the Invisible Visible

3

CEXTH 3888Selected Topics: Expressive Arts Therapy

CDRAM 2050Play Production: Shakespeare

4

CDRAM 2060Introduction to Voice and Acting

3

CDRAM 2070Movement and Improvisation for the Actor

3

CDRAM 2080Art & Craft of Directing & Stage Management

3

CDRAM 3000Acting II

3

GEXTH 5047Principles and Practices of Drama Therapy

3

GEXTH 6005Storytelling in Therapy

3

GEXTH 6009Developmental Transformations with Children and Adults

3

Dance / Movement

CEXTH 3402Expressive Movement and Somatic Psychology

3

CEXTH 3404Nia: Mind-Body Movement

3

CEXTH 3406Dance/Movement Therapy: A Kinesthetic Approach to Healing

3

CDANC 3190Advanced Performance Workshop

3

GEXTH 5250Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy

3

GEXTH 6254Dance Movement Therapy with Children

3

GEXTH 6255Jungian Dance and Drama Therapy

3

Literary Arts

CEXTH 3302Writing from the Body

3

CCRWT 1400Introduction to Creative Writing

3

CCRWT 2000Art and Craft of Creative Non-Fiction

3

CCRWT 2090The Art and Craft of Script Writing

3

CCRWT 2300The Art and Craft of the Short Story

3

CCRWT 2310The Art and Craft of Poetry

3

CCRWT 2400Art and Craft of Writing Children's and Young Adult Literature

3

NOTE: Graduate courses (GEXTH prefix) are only available to 2nd semester juniors or seniors who must have permission from their academic advisor and course instructor.

NOTE: Students planning to apply for the dual degree program will need 3 additional credits from any of the above arts courses and must show evidence of competency in at least one art form, as detailed in the dual-degree description in the CLAS catalog.

Required Internships (19 Credits):

CPSYC 1551Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions

3

CPSYC 2551Concepts & Skills in Professional Practice

4

CEXTH 3801Expressive Arts Therapy Internship and Seminar I

6

CEXTH 4801Expressive Arts Therapy Internship and Seminar II

6

All of the above courses require a grade of C or better to complete the major.

Recommended:

Liberal Arts Foundation Requirement:  It is recommended that CMATH 1522 Introduction to Statistics be taken prior to CSOCS 3444, as a math choice.

CPSYC 1201Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

CPSYC 2403Theories of Personality

3

CPSYC 2421Introduction to Counseling

3

CPLCY 3552Social Policy

3