Art Therapy


All programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) require prerequisite courses in studio art (18 credits) and psychology (12 credits), including developmental psychology (3 credits) and abnormal psychology (3 credits).


You do not have to complete these credits before you apply, but they must be completed before the start of the first semester of the art therapy master’s program.

One-of-a-kind residential program

This two-year, full-time residential art therapy program is a unique program for the state of Indiana. Students receive internship and practicum assignments, giving them on-site experience working with professionals in the field.

Enriching lives through creativity

Art therapy students use the creative process to help individuals, families, and communities resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Internships and job placement

Herron’s art therapy internship program provides services to more than 50 community partners and their clients. One hundred percent of art therapy graduates are employed in their field, typically within weeks of graduation.

Professional opportunities

  • Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counselor
  • Behavioral health clinician
  • Behavior specialist
  • Primary therapist, co-therapist, or mobile therapist



Liza Hyatt

Adjunct Instructor


Heather Leigh

Cindy Simon Skjodt Endowed Chair in Art Therapy, Associate Professor

Eileen  Misluk

Eileen Misluk

Director of Art Therapy, Assistant Professor


Melissa Parrott Quimby

Adjunct Instructor


Megan Van Meter

Visiting Assistant Professor

Join Indiana’s premier school of art and design

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