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Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing (Music) BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course description

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.

Continue your study to gain an integrated Masters award, working in further community arts placement settings, and researching the impacts of Arts and Health practice.

If the arts have played a vital role in your own personal development, why not harness your creativity to make a difference in other people’s lives? Our pioneering BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing programme is the only course of its kind in the UK that allows you to apply your skills in art, dance, drama, and music towards making a difference to the lives of others.

This programme offers you opportunities to develop your skills and express yourself in the art form of your choice through specialist studio sessions, performances and exhibition work. Playful exploration of all art forms will empower you in applying the arts as a tool when working with others to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

We explore how the arts and creativity can be applied therapeutically in community, voluntary, health, educational, and corporate settings. We also look at different therapeutic principles and the meanings of health and illness in the context of historical, societal, and cultural values, and the role of the arts in meeting personal and community goals and needs.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 85 12

    15th out of 30 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    106 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    139 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    88 88%



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