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An art therapy minor crafts a piece in class

Are you creative and have a passion for helping others? With a minor in Art Therapy, you can gain the skills to work immediately in a community arts organization. Alternatively, the program also prepares students for graduate study, which, coupled with certification, expands job opportunities to include careers in hospitals, schools, community clinics, or private practice.

The Art Therapy minor is a program which offers two distinct pathways to careers as an art therapist - students can select either a psychology or studio arts emphasis.

Any major can take the Art Therapy minor studio arts emphasis or the Art Therapy minor psychology emphasis. If a student who isn’t majoring in Studio Arts or Psychology wishes to pursue Art Therapy at the graduate level they should take both Art Minors.

Psychology Emphasis

With the psychology emphasis, the minor includes six courses which include classes such as Child Development, Counseling Theories or Abnormal Psychology. Students will also complete an internship as part of the minor, including leading art therapy exercises for clients with the Charles River Center as part of the College's partnership with its Futures Program.

Studio Arts Emphasis

Students can also minor in art therapy with a studio arts emphasis, which features six courses on Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Art in the Community, and Art and Identity.

The Curry College ThinkTANK Design Studio

Welcome to the ThinkTANK

To replicate the industry atmosphere, Curry College renovated space in the Kennedy Academic Building in to mirror a “ThinkTANK” design studio. In this space, students brainstorm, conceptualize, and develop dynamic systems that facilitate meaningful, consumer-based interactions. Students now have access to a digital photography studio, large format printers, and industry-standard Wacom tablets.

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Student Art and Design Exhibit - Spring 2022 Poster

Spring 2022 Student Art & Design Exhibit

Celebrate the creative vision and expression of our Graphic Design and Studio Arts students through the Spring 2022 Student Art & Design Exhibit, on display Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 8, with a kick off reception on April 30.

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Student, Alumni, and Faculty Exhibit at the Menino Art Center poster

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Exhibit at the Menino Art Center

The art and design works of Curry College students, alumni, and faculty will be on display at the the Menino Art Center in Hyde Park, April 18 – May 15, 2022. The works are juried, curated, and displayed both physically at the Menino Art Center, and virtually in a 3D gallery that you can enter, stroll through, and view at your own pace.

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Students from the Fine and Applied Arts Seminar interact with artist Wangechi Mutu's installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Experience Art and Design

Students from the Fine and Applied Arts Seminar interact with artist Wangechi Mutu's installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

"Hour 15" - a recent exhibit on display at the Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, featured the work of Curry students graduating with degrees in Design and Studio Arts.

Professional Student Exhibits

"Hour 15" - a recent exhibit on display at the Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, featured the work of Curry students graduating with degrees in Design and Studio Arts. 

Student work is featured from the Drawing I class.

Always Creating

Highlighting student work from the Drawing I class.

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Curry College Sing! student performers belt out a tune on stage

Sing!

Curry College Sing! prepares music selected from a cappella and accompanied choral repertoire from a variety of styles and genres for performance events on and off campus.

Curry College Pure Vocals a capella group sings the National Anthem

Pure Vocals

Pure Vocals is a student run, co-ed, acapella group that showcases Curry College's vocal talent. Pure Vocals represents Curry College both on and off campus at a wide variety of events.

Curry College theatre students perform in the Keith Auditorium on campus

Theatre

Participation in Curry Theatre stage shows and our Improv Team brings students from a wide variety of academic programs, including those interested in the Visual and Performing Arts.

A Curry College Study Abroad student pets an elephant in Thailand

Study Abroad

Along with institutional partnerships, you can create your own Study Abroad opportunity, or go global with our own faculty members as part of our Short-term, Faculty-led Courses.

Curry College students laughing in science lab

First-Year Experience

Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

A Curry College faculty member interacts with students in the classroom

Gen Ed

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.