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)
Subjects may require attendance
- 27 Jun 21
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Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
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, FXA101, CZZ104, ESP217, FXA202, FXA301 and/or FXA302
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:
- 2 Introductory level core subject (TAS-FXA100 The Arts and Dementia, TAS-FXA101 Creativity for Life)
- Up to 2 Introductory level electives (TAS-CZZ104 Living and Working with Cultural Diversity , TAS-HGA138 Society, Culture and Health, TAS-PSY112 Brain and Behaviour)
- Up to 2 Intermediate level subject (either TAS-FXA202 The Photo Essay: storytelling with image and text or TAS-PSY114 Stress, Self-Care and Mindfulness)
- 1 to 3 Advanced level electives (from TAS-FXA302 Perspectives of the Arts on Health and Wellbeing, TAS-FXA300 Music, Mind and Body, TAS-HGA339 Sociology of Health and Illness)
- 1 Advanced level core subject (TAS-FXA301 Arts in the Community)
Completion of 8 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern, finishing within 5 years
Pick your subjects to begin.
Apply for the degree, or enrol directly into a subject. It's up to you!
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.
This degree has open enrolment subjects which allow you to start without submitting a degree application.
You'll have the option to apply for the degree once you've successfully passed the subjects. In many cases, you'll even gain credit.