Columbia College Chicago

Creative Arts Therapies

Columbia College Chicago offers master's degree and graduate certificate programs in the arts, media, education, the business of the arts, and the application of the arts to healing. Students pursue advanced study in small, selective programs that are grounded in history and theory and shaped by the trends of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, students prepare to advance their careers, shape the future of their disciplines, and affect meaningful change in their communities.

Graduate Programs

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Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, MA


As a passionate dancer, you know that movement can transform lives. Gain the required professional training to apply your passion for dance and movement as a tool for improving health and wellbeing. Columbia’s graduate program is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, the field’s only credentialing organization. Our rigorous scholarly approach is coupled with practical clinical experience that will prepare you to practice in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.

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Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis


In this graduate certificate program, you’ll learn how to apply movement analysis in therapeutic and artistic settings. Learning Laban’s taxonomy of movement will provide you an entirely new vocabulary to describe, observe, perform and interpret movement. Understanding how the body can communicate through movement will enhance your expressive art. It will also enrich your understanding of mind/body therapies and education. This one-year program is part-time and accessible for working professionals.

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