The Pre-Art Therapy Emphasis is recommended for those planning to do graduate work in art therapy and to enter that profession. Work as an art therapist requires a master's degree in Art Therapy. The Pre-Art Therapy Emphasis may require additional semesters of course work. The Pre-Art Therapy Emphasis is the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Fine Arts. In addition to the BFA degree most graduate programs require up to 15 credits of psychology course work. We recommend PSYC101, 301, 410, 454 and 460. Because course requirements vary, the Pre-Art Therapy student should check the prerequisite requirements of the schools to which they intend to apply. Most art-therapy master's programs also require up to one year of work experience with mentally or physically disadvantaged people prior to acceptance.