Our expressive and creative arts program empowers students toward positive transformation through the arts and creative expression. This vibrant program provides counselors, therapists, social workers, educators, artists, wellness practitioners and workshop leaders with experiential training in the expressive and creative arts, integrating the arts with helping professions.
Our program uses a holistic, multi-modal approach to the professional application of the expressive and creative arts, concentrating on an integration of visual arts with movement, sound and expressive writing.
We offer a Certificate of Graduate Studies, which provides students with professional development without the formal pursuit of a graduate degree, along with the post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies. The CAGS is available to students who have graduated or will graduate from our master’s programs in holistic counseling, rehabilitation counseling or holistic leadership, or from related master’s programs at another institution. For students currently enrolled in our counseling or leadership programs, the CAGS pathway adds a specialization to their chosen field.
Courses are available at our Newport campus and are offered in an innovative hybrid format, featuring weekend classes accompanied by guided study modules to further assimilate the learning and practice.