The Expressive & Creative Arts Graduate Program offers integrative courses and training in the use of the Arts as a vehicle for personal growth, well-being, and transformation, for a variety of Professional Settings and Applications. As part of our holistic approach to education and wellness, courses present approaches working on levels of the physical, the cognitive, the emotional and the spirit. Emphasis is on helping to support wellness, self-realization and wholeness.
A Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in the professional applications of the expressive and creative arts is offered - in the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts. This CGS is specifically designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, healthcare, education, fine arts, humanities, or a related field from another university and would like to learn how to incorporate the expressive and creative arts into their professional work.
Our program utilizes multi-modal and intermodal expressive arts creative process as ways to enhance the range and depth of the training. The focus in this Certificate of Graduate Studies program is on the integration of the visual arts with movement/dance, sound/music, and expressive writing as a tool for transformation and the evolution of consciousness. Attention is given to this intermodal approach and how the various modes of expression can be used in the fields of the helping professions as well as a variety of other professional applications.
Emphasis is given to the theoretical applications of each modality, and the scientific basis that supports the integration of the expressive arts and creative arts into multiple contexts. The program offers students an opportunity for hands-on personal work. The ability to participate in this experiential work is an essential aspect of the program.