Creative Arts Therapy

Established in 1970, Pratt’s Graduate Department of Creative Arts Therapy is one of the oldest graduate creative arts therapy training programs in the country. Students learn art and dance/movement therapy skills as applied to a wide variety of patient populations. Settings and situations include psychiatric inpatient and outpatient, substance abuse, geriatric, special education, families, therapeutic nurseries, after-school programs, medical rehabilitation, Child Life, AIDS, the homeless, physical/sexual abuse, eating disorders, and prevention/wellness.

Are you interested in learning more about Creative Arts Therapy? Attend our Spring Institute in May!

Our Degree Programs

The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development, a 53-credit, two-year, professional degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory.

The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy with Special Needs Children,  a 53-credit, two-year, professional degree program that is intended to train art therapists who want to work with special education populations, not as art teachers.

The Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy, a 56-credit, two-year, professional degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory.


We are now accepting applicants for our Fall 2014 Academic Year and Spring 2014 Low Residency Programs.