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Part-Time MPS Art Therapy Program

The Art Therapy Department allows students to take courses in the MPS program part-time on a case by case basis. SVA considers a student part-time if he/she takes fewer than 12 credits in a given semester.

Students interested in taking courses part-time should contact acockle@sva.edu.

Below are examples of a 3- and 4-year course of study: downloadable pdf

Three Year Program

1st Year

FALL (12 credits)

ATG-5030 / Theoretical Foundations
ATG-5100 / Child Art Development
ATG-5130 / Methods & Materials
ATG-5550 / Interviewing & Counseling Skills

SPRING (12 credits)

ATG-5110 / Adolescent Art Development
ATG-5460 / DSM
ATG-5180 / Group Therapy
ATG-5240 / Adult Art Development


2nd Year

FALL (9 credits)

ATG-5150 / Supervision I*
ATG-6210 / Art Assessment & Diagnosis
ATG-6270 / Multicultural Issues

SPRING (9 credits)

ATG-5155 / Supervision II*
ATG-6520 / Community Access
ATG-6490 / Family Art Therapy


3rd Year

FALL (9 credits)

Track Class I: ATG-6060 / Clinical Topics (ADD) OR ATG-6130 / Physiology of Trauma (TR)
ATG-6170 / Supervision III*
ATG-6120 / Thesis Project I

SPRING (9 credits)

Track Class II: ATG-6090 / Physiology of Addictions (ADD) OR ATG-6140 / Clinical Topics (TR)
ATG-6175 / Supervision IV*
ATG-6125 / Thesis Project II

Please note During semesters students are enrolled in Supervision (ATG-5150/-5155/-6170/-6175), there will be a 16-hour per week internship requirement in addition to coursework.
Four Year Program

1st Year

FALL (9 credits)

ATG-5030 / Theoretical Foundations
ATG-5130 / Methods & Materials
ATG-5550 / Interview & Counseling Skills

SPRING (9 credits)

ATG-5180 / Group Therapy & Practice
ATG-5240 / Adult Art Development
ATG-5460 / DSM


2nd Year

FALL (9 credits)

ATG-5090 / Child Art Development
ATG-5150 / Supervision I*
ATG-6210 / Art Assessment & Diagnosis

SPRING (9 credits)

ATG-5110 / Adolescent Art Development
ATG-5155 / Supervision II*
ATG-6490 / Family Art Therapy


3rd Year

FALL (6 credits)

ATG-6270 / Multicultural Issues
Track Class I: ATG-6060 / Clinical Topics (ADD) OR ATG-6130 / Physiology of Trauma (TR)

SPRING (6 credits)

ATG-6520 / Community Access
Track Class II: ATG-6090 / Physiology of Addictions (ADD) OR ATG-6140 / Clinical Topics (TR)


4th Year

FALL (6 credits)

ATG-6170 / Supervision III*
ATG-6120 / Thesis Project I

SPRING (6 credits)

ATG-6175 / Supervision IV*
ATG-6125 / Thesis Project II

Please note During semesters students are enrolled in Supervision (ATG-5150/-5155/-6170/-6175), there will be a 16-hour per week internship requirement in addition to coursework.