Creative Arts in Therapy (B.S)

The B.S. in Creative Arts in Therapy is a multi-disciplinary program which integrates many areas of study, including Psychology and the Arts. Art Therapy is designated as a mind-body approach by the National Institute of Health. Students of Creative Arts in Therapy are trained to help people find or maintain their own mind/body solutions. They work with individuals, groups and families to facilitate creative growth. In addition to fundamental skills, students gain the theoretical background and applied experience necessary for graduate studies or employment in human services. In order to be registered and board certified in Creative Arts in Therapy it is necessary to acquire an advanced degree.

All students concentrating in any of the performing arts must perform at least once during their career at Russell Sage College.

Introduction to Therapy

  • Complete concentration course and one other course:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Supporting Courses

  • Complete all of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9-10

Concentrations

  • Complete one of the following concentrations in dance, music, theatre, or visual art.
     
Sub-Total Credits
21-30

Concentration in Dance

  • Complete the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Concentration in Music

  • Complete the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
30

Concentration in Theater

Complete the following:

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Concentration in Visual Arts

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
24

Practicum and Internship Requirements

Students are responsible for transportation arrangements to and from practicum and internship settings. Yearly physical examinations and immunizations are required by most Creative Arts Therapy practicum and internship placements. In addition, many of these settings require students to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal history review. Students are responsible for the costs of these processes. Information regarding how to meet these requirements is provided by the program.

Transfer Policy for Visual Arts Concentration

All transfer students concentrating in the visual arts must complete six credits of studio work and the senior project at Russell Sage College, regardless of prior college experience.

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of 60 liberal arts and sciences credits (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework
Total credits:
75-85

Course Sequencing

Course Sequencing

Suggested Course Sequence

The following is a general schedule for each of the concentrations in the CAT major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the CAT Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. Please check with your advisor about course availability and two-year rotations.

Year 1 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 2 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Year 2 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 2 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Year 3 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Year 3 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 4 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 4 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Program Concentration Course  +
3
Elective  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's