City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Creative Arts Therapies Studies

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Course summary

Creative arts therapy engages people in the arts to address and support mental, emotional, developmental, and behavioural disorders. The course will integrate a sound understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin therapeutic approaches using creative arts. This full-time course will teach you about therapeutic approaches and the theory behind them. You will explore how a creative approach can be used to support children and young people, older people, people with learning disabilities and those with mental health issues Throughout the course you will work in a practical placement setting in order to gain new skills and enable the integration of theory and practice. Student will be required to have an up to date DBS ( CRB ) Check in place by start of course.

Course details


Modules may include: • The Creative Process of Developing Self-Awareness • Creative Group Work and Performance Skills • Understanding the Therapeutic Process • Marketing Creative Arts Projects • Creative Expression with Words (writing/drama) • Creative Expression with Movement Improvisation • Creative Expression with Art Materials • Creative Expression with Music and Sounds • Arts and Health Projects

Assessment method

Assessment is through practical experience and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GSCE Maths and English at 4 - 9 or A-C. Must have DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) Checks in place prior to enrolment Interview required Mature students welcome with relevant experience

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Because the college does not have large class sizes you get much more support and attention while you are learning, as well as tutorial support throughout your studies. Our tuition fees are lower than many universities and that's not all. Just like Universities you can apply to Student Support England for funding to support your studies.

Creative Arts Therapies Studies at City of Bristol College - UCAS