A very popular major here in the Art Department is art therapy. In fact, Marywood has one of the best art therapy 5-year accelerated BA2MA programs in the United States. Not many schools offer that degree in only 5 years. With a degree in art therapy, you can get a job as a mental health clinician or an expressive arts therapist. The opportunities are great when you study art therapy. When looking into jobs as an art therapy major it is important to remember that art therapists are very much needed. Searching for a job can be difficult but if you have confidence in what you can do, finding one should be easy.
Confidence boosters for art therapy majors
- Art therapists can achieve different things for different people
- With the guidance of a credentialed art therapist, clients can “decode” the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behavior so they can move on to resolve deeper issues
- Art therapist can help develop self-awareness, explore emotions
Keeping these things in mind when looking for a job you will have the confidence needed to find a job. After landing a job all that’s left is turning a job into a career.