Facilities - Therapeutic Arts - University of Derby


Britannia Mill has recently undergone a complete upgrade It is now the best possible facility where you can flourish and go on to make a real difference in your chosen career.

We have some fantastic facilities to share with you. Our Creative Expressive Therapies students have dedicated art, dance and music studios at our Derby Campus, and access to theatre spaces within our Derby campus.

Counselling suite

We have seven consultation rooms dedicated to counselling for both individuals and groups which have been designed to incorporate a comfortable and homely environment for patients. All have been designed with confidentiality in mind and in neutral, natural colours with lots of natural light. Microphones and cameras enable sessions to be recorded and played back in the control room for further analysis. We also have a group observation room in our psychology suite, which can also be used as a family therapy counselling room. 

Dance studio

Our dance studio is housed within the Kirtley Building at the Kedleston Road campus and comes with floor to ceiling mirrors and also a sprung floor. As a student studying our Dance and Movement Studies (Joint Honours), dance pathway of BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies and MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, you will get the opportunity to put your skills into practice in this facility.

Take a look out our image gallery for the dance studio here.

Derby Theatre - Studio Theatre

A dedicated rehearsal space has been created at our Britannia Mill campus. As a student specialising in the dramatic arts you will have use this drama studio extensively throughout your time at Derby.

Therapeutic Arts Studios

The top floor of our Britannia Mill site houses our Therapeutic Arts Studios. There are dedicated work stations and lots of natural light in order to create the perfect environment for you to develop and create your art portfolios. Each year, the studios are transformed into an exhibition space for the annual degree show.

Have a look at our gallery for the Performance Module that was taken at Britannia Mill.

Therapeutic Kitchen

The occupational therapy kitchen is part of the Clinical Skills Suite which is our state of the art health facility at the Kedleston Road campus. The kitchen has all the utensils and appliances needed so that our occupational therapy teaching staff can educate you in the most practical and enjoyable way possible.