What sets the Converse University Art Therapy program apart from other undergraduate programs is our commitment to serving the community and preparing our students for the most prestigious graduate programs in the country.
- Community building in the classroom and across campus − At Converse, you will become a compassionate leader and an engaged community member. You will have the opportunity to build lifelong friendships while supporting and being supported by your peers and professors.
- Field experience and internships – You will participate in a year-long internship during your senior year. You will work with community-based art programs to obtain over 100 hours of real-world experience.
- Senior capstone thesis – During your senior year, you will participate in a final project including a research paper, a visual research art exhibition, and a project presentation. Previous projects have covered topics such as 21st-century refugees, archetypes in art-making, story cloths in art therapy, and art’s role in increasing cognition in older adults.
- Credentialed faculty – All of our art and design professors are exhibiting artists and experts in the field.
- Art studio facilities – With our National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredited art program, you will have access to customized studio spaces, including indoor and outdoor kilns, a state-of-the-art MAC lab, live studio models, a darkroom, and a woodshop.
- Senior art exhibition – In the spring of your senior year, you will participate in a group art exhibition. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to hang and market an art exhibition.