Creative Therapeutic Practice at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

Are you curious about creativity and its impact on wellbeing? Would you like to know more about how the arts are used in health and social care settings? Are you interested in working creatively with people? Creativity and the arts can support our physical and emotional health and wellbeing in many ways. They are widely recognised as a powerful tool and are becoming more integrated into a range of services. Taught by City of Bristol College, this full-time degree course will teach you about therapeutic approaches and the theory behind them across a range of art forms, including: visual arts, crafts, drama, music, movement and creative writing. You will explore how different creative practices can be used in a variety of settings to support wellbeing. The course is experiential, with opportunities for you to engage in personal enquiry, reflection and personal development. You'll be taught by experienced practitioners and will work collaboratively with many local organisations, gaining practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge.


By the end of the Creative Therapeutic Practice degree course you will have developed the skills and awareness to work in a variety of settings using creative arts to support health and wellbeing. Modules may include:

  • Groups and Play
  • Facilitating Creativity
  • Arts and Health 1: Understanding the Field
  • Creative Reflection and Personal Development
  • Ethical and Inclusive Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Exploring Drama and Story
  • Exploring Movement
  • Exploring Art Materials
  • Exploring Music and Sounds
  • Arts and Health 2: Contextual Issues and Health Inequalities
  • Arts Management
  • Creativity and Nature
  • Facilitating Creativity Remotely
  • Representations of Health
  • Independent Project and Extended Essay
Throughout the BA Creative Therapeutic Practice, you will work in a practical placement setting in order to gain skills and enable the integration of theory and practice. Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment. The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the university’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the university’s policies and requirements.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed via a range of methods including:

  • Reflective writing
  • Reports and essays
  • Group projects
  • Practical creative assessments
- Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


You'll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check for working with vulnerable adults and children. All information will be treated in confidence.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Therapeutic Practice at Bath Spa University - UCAS