Diploma of Creative Arts and Health
Combine arts with health
Discover how creative arts interventions in health care settings can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Learn through case studies, data and neuroscience. Explore your own creativity and ties to community. Advocate creativity.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Times Higher Education Ranking
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Synthesise knowledge and understandings from a range of disciplines in arts and health to identify and analyse social, cultural and ethical impacts of the creative arts on health and wellbeing in local, cross-cultural and/or global contexts
- Communicate effectively by written, oral and technology supported modes to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Define and solve problems applying knowledge and skills as a basis for planning and decision making to inform the use of the creative arts to promote health and wellbeing
- Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills with flexibility and creativity to demonstrate initiative, social responsibility, accountability, ethical conduct and resilience whether working independently or with others
Open enrolment subjects
Successful completion of 3 subjects with OUA including at least 2 of:
- FXA100, ESP217 and/or HGA339
Students may apply based on previous higher education study:
- Completed AQF Diploma level or higher
- Partial study at Associate Degree level or higher with a passing GPA on a 50% study load in undergraduate - degree level subjects.
- Completion of a University Enabling program
An ATAR score of 65 or higher; or TCE with minimum Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in minimum 4 level 3 or 4 subjects.
Work and Life
If you are a non-school leaver an equivalent ranking will be calculated using your previous qualifications and work experience.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Diploma of Creative Arts and Health provides you with opportunities to explore the potential of the creative arts to effect improvements in individual and community wellbeing and applications in healthcare for the ageing and other populations through an interdisciplinary program of study. You will learn to analyse problems, design of arts interventions, and evaluate potential benefits and risks and analyse proposed interventions drawing on perspectives from the humanities, social and health sciences and creative arts.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 8 subjects from the schedule of subject offerings as below:
- 1 Introductory level core subject (TAS-FXA100 The Arts and Dementia)
- 1 to 3 Introductory level electives
- 1 Intermediate level subject (either TAS-ESP217 Social and Emotional Wellbeing or TAS-XBR202 Working with Communities)
- 1 to 3 Advanced level subjects
Completion of 8 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern, finishing within 5 years