You will learn how to transform arts experiences into a wide variety of helping relationships and psycho-therapeutic interventions for patients and clients of all ages.

The Department and Diversity

 As a community of learners, Drexel’s Creative Arts Therapies Department is committed to cultivating a diverse and dynamic student population. We are interested in, and enriched by, diversity, including but not limited to: culture, race, ethnicity, gender identification and expression, socio-economic class, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, learning styles, and political perspectives. We value these identities, shaped by experience, which support empathetic understanding and enlivened critical thinking in and outside of the classroom and in field placements.

Here in this community, we are aware of our past and present shortcomings and deficiencies. We understand that our programs, like the society in which we live, have too long habitually failed to provide just and plentiful opportunities and resources to all people, a perpetual misstep that has resulted in recurrent exclusion for some and disproportionate inclusion for others. We strive for an expansion of diversity. We recognize, embrace and proclaim that it is only by welcoming all people that we may reach our full, and true, potential as an educational community.

Specializing in art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy

The Creative Arts in Therapy Program offers the master of arts degree with specialization in art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy. The program is a 90 quarter-credit curriculum. We encourage full-time enrollment, yet part-time study can be arranged.

Blending theory with experience.


Discover the healing potential of the arts in the healthcare network in the Creative Arts Therapy Program

Our curriculum integrates theoretical, interactive, and experiential learning on campus with practical learning in the field.

It is designed to provide instruction in content areas required for licensure as a professional counselor in many states.

This includes courses in:

  • human development.
  • appraisal and assessment.
  • clinical diagnosis.
  • group therapy.
  • multi-cultural perspectives.
  • research.
  • ethics.
  • psychotherapy skills.
  • career counseling.

The two-year program offers the master of arts degree. You may then qualify to take board-certification exams and/or registration in art, dance/movement, or music therapy.

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Art Therapy. >>

Engage in art therapy at a prestigious health center aligned to a school of fine arts.

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Dance/Movement Therapy. >>

Integrating dance and movement into a whole-body approach to mental health.

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Music Therapy. >>

Study at the only music therapy program at an academic health center.

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Ph.D. Research. >>

Earn your Ph.D. in a culture of creativity, innovation, initiative, and support.