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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

LA/Art Therapy, A.A. (Cumberland)

For students who want to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in art therapy. The option offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of art therapy. Students who wish to pursue a degree in art therapy will learn to explore an individual's problems and potential, while using art to cultivate physical and emotional well-being. The curriculum includes an interaction between theoretical learning and artistic learning.
Program Goals

·         Analyze the relationship between art making and art therapy.

·         Use a variety of art materials and therapeutic art techniques to gain an understanding of the healing nature of the art process.

·         Identify the major theoretical approaches of the pioneers who developed art therapy as a profession.

·         Identify and discuss the developmental stages of art, the therapeutic process, and the stages of therapy.

·         Locate, retrieve, and critically evaluate information and information sources.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor's degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.
Career Opportunities

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​