The program could be completed in one full year (fall, spring, and summer terms); most students take it part-time and complete it in two years.
No. With permission of the program director, you can substitute other psychology or related courses offered by The New School for Public Engagement.
Not necessarily, but some college training or other demonstrated expertise in one of the arts modalities is usually required, as are at least two college courses in psychology. If you have experience as an artist but have never taken a psychology course, you must take an introduction to psychology course at The New School as one of your first courses after admission.
After completing four courses in your area of concentration and the two required psychology courses.
No. This is an undergraduate-level program, and all credits earned are undergraduate credits. However, having the certificate may enable you to receive advanced placement in a related master's program.
In the state of New York, only licensed professionals with a master's degree from a state-approved
Creative Arts Therapy program can call themselves "creative arts therapists." Depending on their other credentials, our certificate holders typically find work in community service organizations, as teaching artists in schools, as social service agency consultants, etc. The certificate is strong preparation for advanced education leading to a professional license.
New School Career Services only supports graduates of degree programs. However, the Creative Arts and Health program office keeps a contact list of certificate holders and distributes job listings as they are provided by the program's many contacts.
Prospective students are permitted to audit the first or second class meeting of any course without registering. Contact the program office in advance to obtain a pass: email@example.com.
Come to The New School Open House held three times a year (see the next date in the right-side navigation). As part of that event, the program holds a Creative Arts and Health Expo at which graduates of the program present mini-workshops. They, as well as members of the faculty and staff will gladly answer your questions. Otherwise, contact the program director, Dr. Montello, about contacting current or former students.
The New School does not offer financial aid for continuing education certificate programs. Sometimes students working in a related field obtain tuition assistance from their employers. If you are a veteran or active member of the U.S. armed forces, you may be able to obtain financial assistance from a veteran's administration program; contact the veteran's administration.
No. The certificate program by itself does not qualify for an F1 student visa. An international student can earn the certificate by taking the courses as part of an undergraduate degree program at The New School.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
72 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor (Map)
New York, NY 10011
212.229.5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Louise Montello
72 5th Ave., Room 522 (Map)
New York, NY email@example.com