University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Keen on a career in creative expressive therapies but feel you aren’t quite ready to join our groundbreaking honours degree? If you want to work with people creatively and harness the arts in therapeutic ways, the Foundation Year offers a perfect route to realise your ambitions. The only UK course of its kind offering distinct pathways in art, dance, drama and music, this degree showcases how the arts can be used in community, voluntary, health, social care, education and corporate settings to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. This course balances classroom-based theory with practical sessions involving studio, performance and exhibition work in our high-quality facilities. You also gain invaluable experience of leadership, coaching and group work processes. This course is also available with a Foundation Year.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Submit an electronic Portfolio, this includes a written piece and a digital portfolio/video.
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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