Jennifer DeLucia, Department Chair
102 Shaffer Art Building
The Department of Creative Arts Therapy was established in 2019 as the seventh department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).
Creative arts therapies include the regulated professions of art therapy, dance/movement therapy, music therapy, and drama therapy. The department plans to explore the potential for low-residency graduate training programs in some of these distinct professions. Currently the department is offering a master of science (M.S.) degree in art therapy, a 60-credit, low-residency program that prepares students to employ art-based approaches to counseling when working with diverse populations in a range of clinical and community-based settings.
As part of the department’s collaboration and partnership with the University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the art therapy program will be housed in the University’s new Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, home to the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and a new art gallery located within the NVRC that will be affiliated with the art therapy program.