48 months
30036 USD/year
30036 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Therapy program of The University of Tampa is a well-rounded educational experience that immerses students in the theory and practice of therapeutic arts.


During the Art Therapy program of The University of Tampa students learn how to use the creation of art to resolve emotional conflicts and foster self-awareness and personal growth through education, rehabilitation and psychotherapy. Art therapy incorporates psychology, art and therapeutic techniques to provide a creative alternative to conventional therapies.

Students learn art applications, techniques and assessments to connect with people who struggle with verbalizing their feelings to help them cope in daily functioning. They engage in experiential learning through an internship program, which offers the opportunity to work with children or adults in a variety of service sites, including:

  • The Centre 4 Girls
  • Focus Academy
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Creative Clay and Pyramid Inc.

Professional Preparation

To become a registered art therapist, the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) has determined that one must possess a master’s degree from an AATA-accredited program. Entry into such a graduate program is normally based upon three criteria: (1) art skills evidenced by studio coursework and portfolio, (2) coursework in the behavioral sciences, particularly psychology and (3) clinical or community experience such as practicums, volunteer work or professional work in the social sciences. UT’s B.A. in Art Therapy is designed to prepare students to enter an accredited master’s degree program and/or explore other wellness-related careers. Graduates from UT’s art therapy program have gone on to successfully complete master’s programs that are accredited by the American Art Therapy Association, at colleges including Florida State University, Marywood University and George Washington University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts in Health
  • Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Art Therapy with Adults
  • Applications for Health and Wellness Professions
  • Figure Drawing
  • Painting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until the class is full. Applying early is encouraged.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English.
  • Essay written in English.
  • A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
  • English language proficiency scores.
  • International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study (including miscellaneous expenses) and each subsequent year.
  • Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from UT’s admissions office.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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