Minor in Expressive Arts

The interdisciplinary Expressive Arts Minor embraces the power of creative expression for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The ‘EXA’ program incorporates the intermodal exploration of visual art, movement, dance, creative writing, music, theater and performance to foster human wellness, growth, resilience, and social change. Coursework in the minor is intended to inform students on the multiple applications of the expressive arts in the fields of counseling and therapy, social work, education, coaching, consulting, conflict resolution, community engagement, and leadership development.

Click the image above to watch a short documentary, ‘Can Art Be Medicine,’ about the power of the expressive arts in healing contexts.

Benefits of an Expressive Arts minor

  • Can be easily paired with several majors, minors, and programs to facilitate prospective career exploration
  • Helps to prepare students for graduate programs in a variety of creative, education and helping professions
  • Aids students in developing lifelong tools towards their own growth, self-awareness and resilience

Self-Designed Major in Expressive Arts

Highly motivated students can design their own independent major in Expressive Arts. If you’re interested in this option, please reach out to Professor Samantha DiRosa in the early stages of your proposal. Independent Major proposals must be approved by the end of a student’s sophomore year.