Create healing through the arts.
You’re passionate about the arts and want to use that passion to help others. Discover how you can guide people through the creative process to find solutions to mental and psychological problems.
Blend the study of psychology (the science of human behavior) with music, visual arts, dance, drama, and creative writing. Learn how to engage people in the arts and channel their self-expression toward improved patterns of thought and behavior.
Lesley University is a leader in expressive arts therapy education, and our faculty pioneered this field. Guided by internationally recognized practitioners, you’ll develop a solid foundation in human development, research, and therapy techniques, while continuing to explore your identity as an artist or performer.
Your courses will examine artistic expression through a cultural, historical, and global lens. And you’ll have access to College of Art and Design studio courses and to our Lunder Arts Center.
You’ll put your learning into action during internships in a range of settings, including community arts centers, schools, shelters, and rehabilitation centers. You can also apply for our dual-degree program to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees.