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Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing FdA

University of Suffolk

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This dynamic course is designed to enable you to work therapeutically using the creative arts in art, health, care or education contexts.

You will examine concepts of psychotherapy while developing a plethora of creative skills and applying your own artistry to the therapeutic process in work settings.

FdA Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing allows you to be employed or in a voluntary placement while studying to gain vital relevant experience.

Suitable employment or placement settings include projects where creativity is used to engage members of communities in a way that enriches their lives.

Examples include theatre projects with children and young people, using music to support communication, art with the elderly or community arts that engage people who might feel marginalised.

On successful completion of our Foundation Degree you will have gained knowledge of a variety of relevant demographics and will have a thorough understanding of the professional framework of creative arts in therapy.

This will allow you to pursue a range of related careers or further study with our BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice or BA (Hons) Arts Practice top-up awards.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Foundation Degree, you will be able to seek employment in a range of settings and should also be well-equipped with the skills required to be self-employed.

Roles you could pursue include: Arts Therapies Assistant, Community Arts Practitioner, Youth Support Worker and Activities Assistant.

You can also progress on to the BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice or BA (Hons) Arts Practice top-up awards and from there, to a range of postgraduate opportunities in Art Therapy, Social Care, Education, Youth Work, Creative Arts and Business, Childhood Studies, Play Work, Mental Health Nursing for example.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,790per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Suffolk

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  • Campus address

    University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ, England

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