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BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing

University of Derby
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
University of Derby

About this program

BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Learn to use creative arts, dance, drama, and music in therapeutic ways to improve lives. Based in dedicated studios, this inspiring course focuses on performance, exhibition and promoting wellbeing.  

Learn how to use the arts as a tool to work with others in a positive and therapeutic way on this innovative course.

  • Develop your skills in the applied arts as an Arts & Health Practitioner
  • Develop professional and personal skills for fulfilling careers in a wide range of arts, health, social care, and educational settings
  • Gain exciting practical experience through work-based learning and placements with our partner organisations in the community.

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Admission requirements

UCAS points: 112

Specific requirements at A-level: No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSE: GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

IELTS: 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition: N/A

Portfolio: Yes - see portfolio information

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Program content

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one

  • The Healthy Practitioner
  • Effective Communication
  • Human Development and Play
  • Working Creatively with Groups
  • Arts, Culture and Wellbeing
  • The Creative Self

Stage two

  • The Developing Practitioner
  • Concept of Self
  • Working Creatively with People 2
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Wellbeing and Society

Stage three

  • The Emerging Pracitioner
  • The Professional Self
  • The Professional Practitioner
  • The Nature of Evidence
  • Group Work in Community Placement or Group Work in Community Extended Placement*
  • Independent Scholarship or Independent Study*

* You will choose either Group Work in Community Placement and Independent Scholarship or Group Work in Community Extended Placement and Independent Study.

Program delivery

The course balances classroom-based theory with practical sessions involving studio, performance and exhibition work. The focus is on developing your transferable skills so that you can adapt to varied and changing circumstances. Placements are a key part of your learning experience too.

Throughout the course, you have access to guidance and advice from a personal tutor and will also benefit from academic skills sessions.



UK: £9,250 per year

International and EU: £14,045 per year


UK: £1,155 per 20 credit module

International: N/A

Career paths

You’ll develop transferable skills which enable you to work creatively with people in a range of different settings, drawing on your knowledge of art, dance, drama or music.

Our graduates have gone on to work in community arts, voluntary organisations, health, education and the corporate sector. Some have set up their own businesses.

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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