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MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing)

MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing)

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Self Development Art Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

The MA Arts Practice Arts, Health and Wellbeing course will be of value to artists, arts or health managers, therapists, counsellors, community workers and teachers, plus others with an interest in the relationship between arts and health and wellbeing.

A key element of this postgraduate art course is the wide range of projects undertaken by students with the NHS, arts organisations, social services, local authorities, charitable trusts, schools, colleges and commercial companies.

The course will enable you to develop professional skills and experience within relevant critical and contextual frameworks. It encompasses a broad spectrum of creativity form participation and socially engaged practice to site-specific art works aimed at enhancing wellbeing.


Modules are largely assessed via practical outcomes, project proposals and research folios. Some modules make use of presentations and discussion of working methods and final outcomes. We will give you regular verbal feedback to help you develop your understanding during each module.


Our graduates are equipped to pursue opportunities within the broad realm of arts, health and wellbeing. We take pride in our professional links within this sector and provide active support for our students to work with creative professionals through live projects, and through connections with our former students who are now employed in numerous roles within arts, health and wellbeing.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


18 months

Start date



Research and Practice in the Creative and Cultural Industries
Artist Practitioner 1
Professional Practice in the Arts
Artist Practitioner 2
Artist Practitioner 3 Major Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Part-time Fee: £1000 per 20 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as art or design or a significant body of practical work and/or written work in the field of the arts, that demonstrates competencies equivalent to a Bachelors degree. Applicants with appropriate qualifications in related fields such as teaching, art training, arts administration, occupational therapy, arts therapies, health sector management, arts and disability, social services, community work, youth work, or a period of professional employment in the field, will also be considered.