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Introduction to Arts in Health

Introduction to Arts in Health

This short course aims to: 
• Introduce students to the broad range of creative approaches to arts in health work, taking place locally and nationally 
• Give an overview of historical and contemporary health and wellbeing agendas, social determinants of health and the contexts and settings in which arts and health practices exist
• Outline the practice skills artists need to run an arts in health project and provide advice on how to work in a safe and ethical environment.

What will you study?

‘Introduction to Arts in Health’ is an online course taught by artist researcher Dr Megan Wyatt who is an art in dementia expert with extensive experience of delivering painting interventions across a range of healthcare and community settings.

This course is ideal for artists or healthcare professionals interested in studying for a Masters in Arts in Health or those wishing to work with the arts in healthcare settings. The course is at level 5 qualification, consisting of a 10 credit module so a certificate or diploma in higher education is required for applicants. We welcome interest from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete the module.

The course will introduce you to the contexts and settings in which arts and health practices exist. This will involve an introduction to the practical and professional skills needed to gain an understanding of how to run arts in health project.

The course will be taught entirely online and content will include a range of delivery methods including presentations, group exercises, reflective practices and participants will have the opportunity to share prior experiences and learn from others. By the end of the course you will have an understanding of how to develop a simple project plan, write a simple scheme of work and introduce evaluation techniques to evaluate a project.

Course Duration

The course is taught online over 9 weeks 4-6pm on Thursday evenings.

Course dates

This course will start on May 20th 2021 and will finish on July 29th 2021.  There will be no classes on 1st July and 8th July.


Sessions will be delivered online via Zoom with content available on our university Virtual Learning Environment.


Students will produce a portfolio of work to evidence their understanding of the skills artists need to work in a safe and ethical arts in health environment.



FREE places available for the first 5 to book.

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