What our students say - Therapeutic Arts - University of Derby

What our students say

Clementine Morley, Creative Expressive Therapies "Art has always been a great passion of mine and I really love the way this course combines art with psychology, counselling and facilitating workshops. It's such a hands-on approach."

Rachel Hoare, BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies

Rachel Hoare

“It's been a wonderful experience and I've made friends for life here. I would say to anyone who wants to come and do this course - do it, it's great. I have had the best time here - I have met amazing people, the lecturers are all incredible and everyone works really hard and we have a real community here.”

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Martha Rawlings, current student

"The lecturers of dance and movement studies have really encouraged me as a dancer and have given me the knowledge and confidence to be able to take my dancing further after finishing my degree. They have supported me throughout my studies and have been willing to help me outside of lecture times with my course work and choreography."

Dance and Movement Studies (Joint Honours)

Alison Vulli, current student

"This course has absolutely changed my life, not just through doing the training but also through looking towards getting work after I leave. That is something the tutors really do focus on. The tutors have been outstanding. They are supportive and always available to help but also really firm – they tell it as it is!"

MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

James Mellstrom, graduate

"Challenging, but personally illuminating and creatively energising."

MA Dramatherapy

Simone Heyland, graduate

“The course leader, Jill Bunce, was a saviour. She saw what support I needed and worked with it, nurturing and supporting me along the way. This course has transformed my belief in being able to achieve a Masters alongside my other commitments such as raising a family.”

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Talia Padilla, graduate

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“I am currently working in Mexico at the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, in the palliative care of children aged 1-18 with cancer. I also teach a movement observation workshop for dance and drama students, and many one-day workshops that introduce DMP to psychology students.

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Sarah Eley, BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies graduate

Sarah Eley

“My lecturers were enthusiastic and often taught in non-traditional, practical and creative ways. This style suited me perfectly and I feel I learned so much more as a result.

I found my dissertation one-to-one tuition sessions incredibly helpful and felt really supported by my lecturers.”

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