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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

FOR INFORMATION contact
Mary Lou Greene, M.F.A.
Liberal Arts Building
Office 421
Direct: 313-927-1853
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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts, Art therapy (Interdisciplinary Major)
Mary Lou Greene, M.F.A.
Cindy Read, M.Ed.
Michelle Pate, M.A., LLPC, ATR-BC
Karen Ebeling, Ph.D.
Pat Kwasek, M.A.

Art Therapy General Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Art Therapist in a variety of social situations, including Children’s Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Senior Centers, etc. Must have a Master’s degree to practice.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marygrove College’s Art Department believes that an education in the visual arts, a precursor to becoming an art therapist, should consist of the development and understanding of artistic skills, associated theories of creating art, art history and the importance of building a personal aesthetic voice. An integral part of this philosophy focuses on developing within our students the dedication and desire needed to move forward in their artistic endeavors and to using those skills to help others through art therapy.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Please review “Special Elements” in the ART section of this catalog for information on Visual Literacy, Computer Literacy, Writing Skills, Cooperative Education Program, Academic Performance, Transfer Students, and Senior Seminar that are applicable to the Art Therapy degree as well.

Opportunity

  •   Those students who are interested in internships in art therapy should see their advisors. Internships can be arranged with local organizations.
  •   Each year, students are eligible to participate in a juried student exhibition. Awards are given for exceptional work.
  •   Scholarships are available for incoming freshman. Please call the chair of the department and ask for a portfolio review.
  •   Three awards are distributed annually for quality of work: Outstanding Art Student (senior standing); Suzanne Fleming IHM Award, and the Sophomore Award. Art Therapy students are eligible for these awards.

Other

Although some art and art history courses are offered in the evenings, most of the studio courses are only offered during the day.  The art therapy courses are offered at night and on weekends.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, INTERDISCIPLINARY ART THERAPY MAJOR (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary major combining art and psychology. This major prepares you for the field of art therapy and fulfills the prerequisite for graduate study. A master’s degree is required for accreditation by the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.) and professional registration as an art therapist.  Marygrove’s art therapy faculty members are regis­tered art therapists (A.T.R.) through the A.A.T.A. Students in this major take courses that will be appropriate for acceptance into Wayne State University's Art Therapy certification program (two levels).

 

The Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Art Therapy major requires 44 studio hours and 20 hours of Psychology, including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

 

B. Studio Art Requirements
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 210   Three-Dimensional Design
ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Computer Imaging
ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 215 Life Drawing I
ART 300 or 400 level courses (at least 6 additional hours)
ART 496   Senior Workshop

C. Art Therapy Requirements
ART 235  Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 238  Readings in Art Therapy II
ART 392 Observations in Art Therapy
ART 492 Practicum in Art Therapy

D. Psychology Requirements (20 hours)
PSY 205   Introduction to Psychology
PSY 330      Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 321      Introduction to Life-span Psychology
PSY 340   Abnormal Psychology

         and  two (2) of the following courses

PSY 240   Developmental Psychology
PSY 343      Adolescent Psychology
PSY 346      Aging Individual in Society  

E. Art History Requirements
AH 101      Looking At Art
AH 202      Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
One additional Art History Course (total of 9 hours)

F. Major Interview with Portfolio must be passed after the completion of three of the core requirement courses in order for student to remain in the program as a major.

 

 

Psychology Course Descriptions

PSY 205                                             Introductory Psychology 4 hours
General Education requirement. Prerequisites: MTH 099,  LS 105, ENG 107; Term: 1, 2

An introduction to the study of psychology as a behavioral and social science. Theories, principles and empirical findings about human and animal behavior are examined. Topics include perception, motivation, learning, development, physiology, memory, social influence, psychological disorders and others. General Education option.

PSY 225                                             Methods in Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1

An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline. This course teaches the student to distinguish between science and pseudoscience. It introduces the scientific method and research techniques, including correlation, experimental design, and statistical reasoning.

PSY 240                                             Developmental Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 1, 2

Overview of human development and factors that influence it. Covers physical, intellectual, social and emotional development from infancy through adolescence. May include service learning.

PSY 288                                             Cooperative Field Experience 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Department approval

Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 300                                             Modules in Psychology 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205. Offered as needed.

Covers selected topics designed to fit special needs and interests in order to provide an opportunity to delve

more deeply into topics which cannot be adequately or fully treated in other courses.

PSY 301                                             Experimental Psychology 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108, PSY 205, PSY 225, PSY 305; Term 1

Significant aspects of experimental psychology, methods and techniques. Includes topics in memory, learning, and cognition. Laboratory included.

PSY 305                                             Introductory Statistics 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or equivalent; Term:1, 2

Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications to social sciences. May include use of statistical software.

PSY 320                                             Psychology of Women 3 hours
Recommended: PSY 205; Term: 1; alternate years

A review of the social construction of gender, including topics of cultural stereotyping, gender comparisons of social, cognitive, and personality characteristics, work discrimination, love relationships, societal mental health issues.

PSY 321                                             Introduction to Life-span Psychology 4 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 1, 2

A survey of principal cognitive, social and behavioral  processes that operate across the lifespan. Intended for but not

limited to prenursing students. 

PSY 330                                             Psychology of Adjustment 3 hours
Recommended: PSY 205; Term: 1; Offered as needed

Processes involved in interaction of an individual with the environment. Includes study of theories of adjustment, stress and its effects, problems of adjustment through the life-span, techniques of adjustment, and maladaptive reactions.

PSY 340                                             Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 2, alternate years

Overview of the treatment and etiology of the major current diagnostic categories of psychopathology. Special attention to societal attitudes about mental illness. Online.

PSY 343                                             Adolescent Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 2

Overview of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development from preadolescent through late-adolescent period. Topics include family and peer relationships, identity achievement, adjustment problems, and acceptance of the adult role.

PSY 346                                             Aging Individual in Society 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 1, 2  

Later years of human life explored mainly from the perspective of developmental psychology. Includes biological and sociological aspects, as well as areas of problems.

PSY 348                                             Death and Dying 3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status; PSY 205; Term 1: alternate years

Discussion of death in our society and in different cultures, attitudes toward death, children & death, grief & bereavement, suicide, lethal behavior, search for immortality & other topics.

PSY 360                                             Social Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099, ENG 312‚ PSY 205; PSY 225 recommended. Term: 2

Study of how behavior is affected by the social environment. Topics include the self, interpersonal attraction, aggression, prejudice, attitude change, power, altruism. Writing intensive.

PSY 365                                             Group Dynamics 3 hours
Prerequisite: LA 105, ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 1

Group processes as they apply to task, community and organizational groups. Theories will be demonstrated by participating in dyads, small groups, and large groups in class. May include service learning.

PSY 388                                             Cooperative Field Experience  2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 390                                             Special Topics in Psychology 2-3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205. Offered as needed.

Various topics in psychology are offered on a rotating basis according to demand. May be elected for a maximum of six non-duplicate credit hours.

PSY 438                                             Psychology Practicum 2-3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, psychology major, permission of instructor

Practical application of classroom education and skills in a related field placement. Professionally supervised.

PSY 488                                             Cooperative Field Experience  2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 491                                             Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: PSY 205, junior or senior standing, departmental approval

For intensive advanced research with specified methodology and product.

PSY 496                                             Department Research: Senior Seminar  3  hours
Prerequisites: PSY 360, PSY 305, ENG 312‚ PSY 301, and permission of the instructor. Term: 1

Topic to be selected by student with approval of instructor. May be library research based or an original research project. Requires written and oral presentations. Writing intensive. 

 

Art Course Descriptions

 

ART 105 Introductory Studio 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2

A studio introduction to art for the non-major. While theory and history are a part of the course, the empha­sis is on actual studio experimentation with drawing, design and other media.

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Studio: Design and Color 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Foundation course for prospective majors and minors. You will explore the elements and principles of design through a series of studio experiences. Also includes study of color in its theoretical and expressive aspects.

ART 115 Drawing Studio: Skills and Concepts 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1; Fee: yes

An introduction to the visual arts using drawing as a primary focus for art majors and minors. With emphasis on draftsmanship and the development of visual awareness, you will be experimenting with varied media including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon.

ART 187 Ceramic Studio: Experiences for the Non-Major 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2; Fee: yes

This course is designed for students with little or no art background. Basic ceramic processes, history, and prob­lem solving involved in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery are introduced. Students learn the major handbuilding techniques, while developing glazing and decorative skills.

ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design Studio 4 hours
Prerequisite: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes

This course introduces students to the elements, principles, techniques and materials of three-dimensional design and sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing spatial awareness through the use of a variety of materials.

ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes

An introduction to the production and modification of computer-aided images. Techniques associated with draw­ing, painting, patterning and image manipulation will be explored using computer software.

ART 215 Life Drawing Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 115 or equivalent; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Foundation course in drawing the human figure in a representational and imaginative manner. Continued skill development in the use of pencilla representational and ima

ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Introduction to the use of computers in the field of graphic design. Basic concepts, skills and applications will be explored, as well as skills and design principles in layout, typography and image production.

ART 235 Introduction to Art Therapy 3 hours
General Education option.  Prerequisites; None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

A course designed to orient students to the theories and practices of therapeutic uses of art in the interrelated fields of psychology and art. Residential, clinical, educational and private practice situations are explored.

ART 237   Readings in Art Therapy 3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Terms: 1, 2

Readings in art therapy are selected from professional issues concerning the use of art as therapy. Five-week modules develop objectives and basic techniques for special populations.  Areas covered include: aging, emotionally impaired populations, and diagnosis.

ART 238  Readings in Art Therapy II 3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Terms: 1, 2

Readings in art therapy are selected from professional issues concerning the use of art as therapy. Five-week modules develop objectives and basic techniques for special populations.  Areas covered include: child abuse, family/group art therapy, and grief therapy.

ART 248     Problems Studio: I 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; Fee: yes

Concentration in a specific medium related to one of the core courses. Student meets with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts         E. Painting            G. Photography

      B. Design          C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics         

ART 276     Photography Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

Introductory course in digital photography. Includes historical, visual and technical  aspects of digital photography, digital editing and manipulation. Digital camera required

ART 287     Ceramics Studio: Handbuilding 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

Introduction to the basic ceramic processes and history of ceramic art. Students explore the major handbuilding techniques used in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery, as well as other clay forms. Students also develop glazing and decorative skills.

ART 288  Arts & Activism 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term 2; Fee: no

This course looks at the role of the arts in social activism and civic engagement. The course will cover theory as well as practice across arts disciplines and social themes. The students will be actively involved in a local project.

ART 311 Crafts Studio 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 111; Term: 2; Fee: yes

An introduction to the materials and processes of selected craft areas. Emphasis is placed on papermaking, its history and its impact on contemporary art.

ART 315     Life Drawing Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Continued exploration in rendering the human figure. More emphasis is placed on media exploration and exten­sion.

ART 321   Design for Visual Communication Studio 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115 or equivalent, ART 211/221; Term: 1; Fee: yes

Key concepts and processes of graphic design explored through a broad range of digital software and drawing skills. Includes imaginative uses of typography, information design, print and electronic forms of communication media.

ART 324     Classroom Management for the Arts Classroom 3 hours

This course prepares the K-12 teacher certification candidate in the design and implementation of effective instruction in the art classroom setting. Discussions and analyses of a variety of management techniques, class­room organization approaches, materials management, behavioral objectives, interaction with school faculty and supervisory personnel as well as appropriate communication with parents and community are covered. Observa­tions and in-service participation will be required within K-12 and community art programs.

ART 325     Life Drawing Studio: III 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 315; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Further investigation of approaches to drawing the human form through more individualized instruction.

ART 330   Technology in the Arts Classroom 3 hours
Prerequisite: Art 211/221

This course prepares the K-12 teacher certification candidate in art to use computer-based technologies in the arts classroom.. Computer graphics will be explored as a tool for developing creative expression, examining popular media use of technology, connecting creatively with other schools and art rooms, accessing information through the internet and intranet, and producing printed school publicity. This course requires that all students have had at least one computer graphics class in their recent past.

ART 343 Printmaking Studio: Process 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111 or equivalent; Fee: yes:

Introduction to the major methods of printmaking-relief, intaglio, planographic processes and investigations of specific qualities of each process for creative expression. For art majors, teachers, art therapists and recreational directors.

ART 347A    Teaching of Art: Elementary-Middle School 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, EDU 241, teacher certification art majors

Elementary through middle school methods in the teaching of art. Required for art majors seeking K-12 certifica­tion.

ART 347B   Teaching of Art: High School 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, EDU 241, teacher certification art majors; Term: 2

High school methods in the teaching of art. Required for art majors seeking K-12 certification.

ART 348   Problems Studio: II 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; Fee: yes

Concentration in special media relating to courses on a 300 level. Students explore additional techniques, pro­cesses and media. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts         E. Painting            G. Photography

      B. Design          C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics         

ART 352     Painting Studio: I  4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111; Recommended: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Introduction to basic painting techniques, materials and processes. Emphasis is placed on image formation, paint qualities and color concepts. Media includes oils, acrylics and/or watercolor.

ART 362     Painting Studio: II     4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 352; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Emphasis is placed on more individualized experimentation and conceptual focus.

ART 376   Photography Studio: II    4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 276 or permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

Introductory course in traditional black and white, film-based  photography. Course includes historical, visual and technical aspects of film-based photography, darkroom developing and printing.

ART 387    Ceramics Studio: Wheel-Thrown Pottery             4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 287; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

A continuation of ART 287 with special emphasis on wheel-thrown pottery forms. Students learn to use the potters’ wheel to produce ceramic forms, while increasing their knowledge of glazes, glazing and decorative skills.

ART 388   Cooperative Field Experience         1-8 hours
Prerequisite: By arrangement with department; Term: 1, 2, summer

Part-time work experience for majors in activity related to specialization.

ART 392     Observations in Art Therapy               1-4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 235, permission of art therapy coordinator; Term: 1, 2; summer

Observations of the practice of art therapy in a variety of professional agencies: schools, hospitals, residential and community health centers for special populations.

ART 411   Computer Graphics Studio: Illustration               2 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Study of illustration concepts, techniques and adaptations using the computer  as the primary medium.

ART 415   Life Drawing Studio: IV             4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 325; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Advanced creative study of the figure.

ART 421   Graphic Design Studio: Media               4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 321 or equivalent; Term: 1; Fee: yes

Advanced exploration of media associated with advertising and other forms of communications design. Develop­ment of design skills with an in-depth look at typography, digital imaging, and process from conception to produc­tion in a variety of print and digital media.

ART 422      Graphics Studio: Web Design and Digital Media           4 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Exploration of the unique design issues for digital non-print mediums: web sites, CD ROM, etc. Typography, iden­tity, composition, animation graphics, information management and navigation are integral to this area of study. Computer applications include Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop among others.

ART 443   Printmaking Studio: Woodcut         4 hours

Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115; Fee: yes

Introduction to a variety of relief printmaking processes with emphasis on woodcut. Traditional and experimental techniques will be examined.

ART 448     Problems Studio: III              2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; Term: 1, 2, summer; Fee: yes

Concentrated work in one of the major media of drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, printmaking or design This is in connection with a course taught in the same area. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium

                  A. Drawing     C. Printmaking      E. Painting      G. Photography

                  B. Design          D. Crafts               F. Ceramics

ART 450 Guided Field Experience            2-4 hours

Prerequisite: Prior application; Term: 1

By arrangement with the Department, students may earn credit for on-the-job experience or apprenticeship related to major. Submission of evaluations by work supervisor and by student at course conclusion.

ART 453      Printmaking Studio: Silkscreen     4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115 or equivalent; Fee: yes

Introduction to Silkscreen printmaking processes with emphasis on direct and indirect techniques, including tusche and litho crayon, cut stencils and photo-film.

ART 462   Painting Studio: III      4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 362; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Advanced projects in painting for development of individual techniques and concepts.

ART 487   Advanced Ceramics Studio:    4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 287, ART 387; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes

Advanced work in solving complex problems in ceramic design and sculpture. Allows students to build upon their knowledge gained in ART 287 and ART 387. Emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and kiln operation, while increasing knowledge of the role of ceramics in contemporary art.

ART 491     Independent Studio Study         1-6 hours
Prerequisites: At least two courses in area selected, permission of director prior to registration; Term: 1

Advanced work in area of special competence.

ART 492 Practicum in Art Therapy               2-4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 235, ART 392; permission of art therapy coordinator; Term 1, 2, summer

Guided field experience in professional public and private agencies where art therapy is practiced.

ART 496   Senior Workshop 3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior art standing and Eng 312, Term: 1; Fee: yes

Overview of practical skills/information useful to the professional artist. Skills developments include portfolio and resume development, exhibiting procedures, available resource materials and organizations. Students will culminate this experience with the presentation with the graduation exhibit or portfolios presentation. A Y grade will be issued for this course until the graduation exhibition or portfolio presentation.

ART HISTORY (AH)

AH 101    Looking at Art       3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Terms 1, 2

This course is planned to develop an understanding of the creative process and the many different forms of expression in art. The purpose is to increase the students’ enjoyment of art by helping them learn to see and respond.

AH 202      Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern       3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term 1

A survey of Western art beginning with the Renaissance in Italy to modern Europe, including African and Oriental art as it influenced the west. Emphasizes characteristics and innovations in art as influenced by the society that created them.

AH 350    Black Art              3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, LS 105;.

History, influences and directions in the 20th/21st century of international black art and artists.

AH 355    History of Women Artists       3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, LS 105

Women artists have made significant contributions to the visual arts from the middle ages to the present day. The history of their struggle is representative of the historical role of women in a male-dominated western society. Art­ists to be covered include from beginnings of art through contemporary cultures.

AH 370    20th/21st   Century Art          3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, LS 105; ENG 108

Changes in the relationship between the artist and nature resulted in new forms of expression and determined the course of art in the 20th/21st and 21st  century. Emphasis on art from 1917-present. Writing-inten­sive course.

AH 491      Independent Study            2-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2

By arrangement prior to registration. Directed in-depth study of topics based upon broader area departmental courses.

AH 495    Directed Research      1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor, Term: 1, 2

By arrangement prior to registration. Individual reading and research in areas not covered by departmental courses.

AIE 344/544    Arts Infused Education (AIE)  3 hours

This course is a hands-on experience in 4 art forms (music, drama, dance, and visual arts) and how to integrate the arts into the teaching of core curriculum. Students will tap into their own creativity while understanding the diverse ways in which people learn. Students will be introduced to reflective practice and its application.

 

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