Arts in health (also sometimes referred to as arts in medicine or arts in healthcare)is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to transforming health and the healthcare experience through the arts. The field integrates literary, performing, and visual arts and design, and other forms of creative expression into a variety of healthcare and community settings to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts
Why choose this course?
As services are pushed into the community to relieve pressure on acute health service provision, artists are becoming more and more valuable to the delivery of social healthcare. This course offers an innovative way of meeting the challenges of finding solutions to a range of public health issues and promoting publicly funded arts organizations
- Civic engagement is at the heart of this program which will equip students with the research and entrepreneurial skills needed to sustain themselves in work within an ethos of fostering a sustainable society mindful of environmental and civic responsibility for our future.
- Students will be working within the arts in the health field in real-life settings, supported by research in the faculty.
- Students will be able to access dedicated studio spaces in a traditional art school setting.
- Students will have the opportunity to either set up their work placement or volunteer on a pre-existing project led by a professional artist.