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ART THERAPY

Art therapy is a growing profession employing individuals interested in using art to help others. Professionals in the field work in schools, clinics, and hospital settings, or as independent therapists. Eureka College offers a pre-professional program combining studies in the visual arts and psychology with internship experiences in art therapy. It is expected that most students will continue their studies in this field at the Master’s degree level; however, beginning opportunities for employment may be available upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree level.

 

ARTS AT EUREKA

Internships for Pre-Art Therapy
Illinois Art Station
Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County (ADDWC)
Easter Seals Summer Camps
Pre-Art Therapy Career Options:
Art Therapist
Art Camp Activities Director
College Art Teacher
Senior Center Activities Director
Psychologist
Daycare Activities Director
After-school Programs Art Director
Corrections Art Educator
Private Art Lessons
K-12 Art Teacher
Boys & Girls Club/Scouts Director
Student Characteristics
Caregiving
Creative
Dedicated
Flexible
Generous
Loyal
Inventive
Optimistic
Organized
Patient

Staff Contacts

Rhea Edge

Art Professor/Division Chair

redge@eureka.edu (309) 467-6806

Burgess 302

Lisa Cheek

Associate Professor

lcheek@eureka.edu (309) 467-6329

Burkland 203

50% of graduates attend graduate school

Adheres to American Art Association Guidelines

Students interested in pursuing a career in art therapy should complete the following course of study: 1. A major in Art. Consult with the Art Department for proper course selection within the major; 2. Plus Art Internship(s) as a teaching assistant (one of which may be repeated once); 3. A minor in Psychology including: MAT265, PSY205, PSY308, PSY314W, PSY370W, and PSY290 or PSY372.