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Communication, Media, Arts, and Design

Art Therapy


  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus

Heal Through Art

You’ll explore connections between art production, methods of guiding art experiences with all ages of people, and an understanding of human behaviors. Your courses will build on the foundation of human-centered perspectives of art studio, art education, and psychology. This program will prepare you to apply to art therapy graduate programs.

Contact Info

Stephanie Danker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Art

124 Art Building, 400 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

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Curriculum and Courses

The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

These skills are applicable to any setting that employs helping professions, including hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, domestic violence shelters, geriatric facilities, psychiatric facilities, residential facilities, day programs for developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness, etc. Students who pursue and complete a master’s degree in art therapy will be eligible for mental health licensure in their state, which grants the ability then to have four broad career opportunities (Art Therapist, Art Educator*, Counselor, and Artist).

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate 

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019 

    Miami University Data


  • I was hooked by the idea of using the artistic process to help others. Individuals who might not have words to define what they’re experiencing are able to share and articulate their emotions, feelings or trauma.

    Emily Allbery ’12
    Art Therapist, Riley Hospital for Children and Adjunct Instructor, Miami University

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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