Therapeutic Arts undergraduate courses

Our fascinating courses will challenge and inspire you, develop you personally and professionally, and open up career opportunities where you can make a difference every day.

Would you like to harness the arts in therapeutic ways to improve people’s physical and emotional wellbeing?

Therapeutic Arts covers a wide range of disciplines so you can choose one that matches your area of interest. We have a longstanding reputation for innovation. No other university in the country offers such a comprehensive range of courses in this field.

"Helping people to enjoy themselves"

“In creative expressive therapies you work with the healthy aspects of the person, so we look at doing fun things with them and helping them to enjoy themselves. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve made real 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’ve met amazing people, the lecturers are all incredible, everyone works really hard and we have a real community here.”

 

Rachel, BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies, tells us about her experience on the course and her final work at The Big Show 2015

Choose Therapeutic Arts at Derby for:

For information on placements, please see course pages or contact Clive Holmwood at C.Holmwood@derby.ac.uk.

What our Therapeutic Arts graduates do

By developing your transferable skills our therapeutic arts courses open up many doors across a variety of sectors.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Or you might wish to pursue careers in:

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Campus Tours

Campus Tours are a great way to explore our campuses, facilities and halls of residence. We’ll be running the tours in two-hour timeslots, giving you the best possible experience while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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Virtual Open Day

Delve deeper into the course with our Virtual Open Day, packed with subject and course information to help you make your choice, including tours of facilities, 360° views of award-winning accommodation plus advice and insight from students and academics.

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