Therapeutic Arts - Therapeutic Practice - University of Derby

Welcome to Therapeutic Arts

Simone Heyland, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy for landing box Simone Heyland, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy "It’s been the most intense year of my life so far, but I feel like it has brought about a career almost overnight. I have only been qualified a year and I am working and planning my Doctorate."

Craft a rewarding career in the healing and therapeutic use of the arts

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that focus upon the use of the arts within health and social care, education and a range of other settings. Our undergraduate courses prepare students to work in ways that facilitate creativity, wellbeing, communication skills and problem-solving. Many students go on to work within an eduactional, arts in health or community arts setting. Our postgraduate courses are professionally accredited courses that entitle students to register with the appropriate regulatory authorities, and these courses are aligned to the principles and practices of psychotherapy.

  • As you progress throughout the course you’ll be able to specialise and flourish in your particular areas of interest with solid staff guidance.
  • We have some fantastic facilities including dedicated art, dance and music studios at our Derby campus, along with specialised theatre spaces. Our dance students also use Déda, the Derby dance academy.
  • We pride ourselves in the professional backing that our creative therapeutic arts courses have received, and how this will aid you to succeed in your chosen career. Our undergraduate courses lend themselves to furthering your knowledge at masters level. Successful completion of our postgraduate programmes will entitle you to register as an Art Therapist or Dramatherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, or as a Dance and Movement Psychotherapist with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
  • There are also key opportunities to showcase your work, where its positive impact can be shared with others.