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

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Keen to use the arts in a positive and therapeutic way with others? Achieve your ambitions by studying on this innovative four year course which includes a foundation year.

  • Our foundation year provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject area; enabling you to achieve your honours degree in four years
  • Gain exciting practical experience through completing work placements with our partner organisations
  • Advance to one of our acclaimed masters degrees if you would like to register and go into practice as an arts therapist
  • The Foundation Year course leads on to the full Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Beginning with a foundation year

Starting at foundation level is ideal if it has been a while since you were in formal education; are planning a career change; would benefit from a more gradual introduction to university level study; or do not meet the entry requirements to join our three-year honours degree directly.

It gives you an insight into the therapeutic arts and working with people, as well as supporting you to develop the skills you need to achieve your goals.

Foundation Year - helping you to achieve more

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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

  • University League Table

    99th

  • 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%

    73rd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    44th

    29
  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    139 77%

    14th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    9th

    6

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