Pre-Art Therapy (BA)

Prepare for an effective career in art therapy by developing your skills to interact, care for, and heal others through the arts.

Why Pre-Art Therapy?

A Pre-Art Therapy degree combines art practices and psychology to set you up for further study of art-therapy and counseling at the graduate level. Course concentrate on art and design concepts, art history, psychology, the foundations of art therapy, social studies, and professional preparation, all while building your skills in various art mediums.


Why Study Pre-Art Therapy at Cairn?

  • Integrate and apply a biblical worldview to artistic expression and psychology.
  • Form the foundation needed to perform effective art-therapy for future clients.
  • Study in a vibrant art-making community centrally located between Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.
  • Learn from professors and visiting artists who teach from their areas of expertise.
  • Build meaningful relationships with professors and classmates who are personally invested in you and your goals.
  • Join in on student-led art-making workshops, exhibitions, and a strong on-campus arts community.


Career Paths

  • Creative arts therapist
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Rehabilitation therapist