Arts in the Community
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of research into the benefits of engagement with the arts throughout life for enhancing wellbeing and health outcomes
- Develop research skills, methodologies and cultural awareness to underpin planning and ethical delivery of arts projects in the community
- Evaluate critically qualitative data and apply problem solving skills in real-life scenarios
- Demonstrate scholarly written and oral communication skills and appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology
- To be provided
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
Research is providing increasing evidence for the positive benefits of engagement with the arts for individual and community wellbeing at all stages of life and can provide a non-pharmaceutical adjunct to health interventions. This subject explores case studies of successful creative arts projects in community settings and discusses appropriate evaluation frameworks for health and wellbeing outcomes. Students will reflect on and evaluate critically a community arts project in their own region and will model the planning and conduct of community arts projects, the development of funding strategies, risk management and ethical conduct, developing creative place-based problem solving through writing a proposal for a project intended to promote health and wellbeing.
- Quiz (10%)
- Arts project evaluation (30%)
- Project proposal (50%)
- Contribution to online discussions (10%)