Arts in Health
Year of entry: 2021
Course duration: 1YRS (FT) 2YRS (PT)
Institution Code: G53
Overview of the programme
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.
Our MA Arts in Health course offers an innovative way of meeting the dual challenge of:
- needing to find new and more urgent solutions to a range of public health issues
- publicly funded arts organisations needing to engage wider audiences in order to survive
Our course, co-produced with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Arts in Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator who will act as an advisor, also has input from two experienced arts in health researchers with national influence and expertise to provide strategic direction and a national platform for the course.
Amongst only a handful of courses offered nationally, our course offers a distinctly art-based MA rooted in art practice with dedicated studio spaces in a traditional art school setting. Students will learn how Arts in Health activities complement biomedical models of healthcare through a holistic and ‘person-centred’ approach to interventions facilitated through art (including visual arts, music, performing arts, design etc.) and will benefit from our strong connections with the local health board, local county art officers and third sector organisations for effective placements.