Discover the Healing Power of Art: Combine Your Passion with Purpose

Collage from EXA 2100, Art as Therapeutic Process

Are you intrigued by the transformative potential of Art Therapy? At Elon, we invite students to explore this dynamic field by pairing a major in Art with a minor in Expressive Arts. This unique combination allows you to deepen your artistic skills while gaining a foundation in the expressive arts and social sciences, opening doors to diverse career paths in therapy and counseling, education, community engagement, and organizational development.

The foundational course, Art as Therapeutic Process, serves as a bridge between your major and minor, offering a rich exploration of how art can be used as a tool for healing and self-discovery. Through hands-on projects, discussions, and guest lectures from experienced practitioners, students learn how to harness the power of creativity to facilitate growth and healing. The capstone course, Current Issues in Expressive Arts, emphasizes cross-cultural contexts of creative expression and the role of the arts in enacting social change.

By combining your artistic passion with a Minor in Expressive Arts, you will not only enrich your own artistic practice but also prepare yourself for a meaningful career in the helping professions. Join us at Elon University and embark on a journey where your creativity becomes a catalyst for change and healing.

For inquiries about the minor, please reach out to Professor Samantha DiRosa at

Mask making in EXA 2100, Art as Therapeutic Process