BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts

If you’re passionate about art and believe in the potential for creative practices to improve wellbeing, the BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree provides the opportunity to develop your future practice in community and educational settings. This therapeutic art course, which is unique in Wales, has three distinct areas of study – art practice, professional practice placement, and theoretical input. You’ll be encouraged to make meaningful connections between each core subject to become a creative arts practitioner.

Whether you’re interested in fine art, design, craft or creative community engagement, you will find a wide variety of creative disciplines. What’s more, you’ll be taught by experts at the forefront of the creative and therapeutic arts workforce, who will provide you with an excellent platform to gain experience of working creatively with others. Follow Creative and Therapeutic Arts on Twitter and read our Essential Guide.

What you will study

Year One

The first year provides initial personal exploration and development of your artwork, within a therapeutic framework. The focus is on exploring, developing and applying an understanding of personal and participant creativity. A study of human development will help raise awareness of a range of developmental issues. You will learn about the basic principles of working therapeutically and how to construct beneficial and experimental creative activities. A placement in an educational setting provides an opportunity to link theory with practice within a structured environment.

Year Two


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Work and Study Placements

The Creative and Therapeutic Arts team are keen to encourage students to become involved with working with a wide range of groups in order to broaden their experience and understanding while on the degree.

Placements form an important part of the Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree and our partnerships with a range of settings mean you will gain a wealth of practitioner experience to boost your CV.

Placement partnerships include opportunities with community settings such as:

  • Solas Homeless Charity...
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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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