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?
Part 1: Introduction to Arts in Health – Theory and Practice. This will provide students with an understanding of the historical contexts of Arts in Health. This will include broad and creative approaches to arts in health work. It will also contextualise art practices in relation to health and wellbeing. The components of participatory arts in health practices will be introduced to gain an understanding of the practice skills artists need to work in healthcare settings in a safe and ethical environment.
Part 2: Part 2 will introduce the historical and contemporary health and wellbeing agendas, social determinants of health and the contexts and settings in which arts and health practices exist. It introduces the relevant methodological approaches, current networks, interested stakeholders and possible funding structures for arts in health projects.
Part 3: This will introduce the practical and professional skills needed to gain an understanding of how to run an arts in health project. It will support students to develop a simple project plan, write a simple scheme of work and introduce evaluation techniques.
This course requires 2 hours of online learning per week and some self-directed study.
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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