Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health (A0E)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

"I believe creative arts is a great outlet for both physical and emotional problems which started me on the path to studying Creative Arts and Health."

Read more about Linda's story

Linda Brotherton, Creative Arts and Health Student
The Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health is a great way to develop your understanding of the arts effect on the body and wellbeing, while also honing skills for a range of community and health-care settings.

An ageing population and rising levels of depression and anxiety in youth, the elderly, and people living in rural areas are significant challenges for Tasmania, Australia and internationally. Research is demonstrating ways in which music, visual arts, theatre and other creative arts can contribute to addressing these challenges.

Learn skills you can take to range of community and health-care settings, while developing a greater understanding of the positive effects engagement in the arts can have on mind, body and one’s sense of wellness, in social and cultural contexts.

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  • Identify, analyse, synthesise and describe cultural and ethical impacts on health and wellbeing through participation in creative arts discipline activities.
  • Communicate and reflect on a range of creative arts and health initiatives using written and technology-supported modes.
  • Identify problems and propose ethical solutions with flexibility and creativity as a basis for planning and decision making.
  • Detail research methods necessary to design an experiment for investigating the impacts of creative arts and aspects of wellbeing on groups of people or individuals.

Career outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health is a great way to upskill if you’re already working in the health or community sectors, caring for an individual, looking to expand your creative arts practice, or interested in the way the arts can support your own wellbeing and personal growth.

Your studies will explore ways to apply creative arts toward wellbeing while developing an understanding of the effects of the arts on brain and body in the social and cultural context. After completing this course, you will have a greater understanding of how different creative expressions can influence the health and wellbeing of people.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career in welfare, recreation and community arts as employment projections are upwards trending and set to grow by 28.2% by 2024*. In addition to developing job-ready skills, you'll also have the option to pursue to further study in the Diploma of Creative Arts and Health.

* ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024

Course structure

The Undergraduate Certificate in Creatives ands and Health requires the completion of 50 credit points from the schedule of units.

Core units

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual arts, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We know the impact that photographic and digital images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breath-taking, and even powerful agents of change. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research is providing increasing evidence for the positive benefits of engagement with the arts for individual and community wellbeing at all stages of life and can provide a non-pharmaceutical adjunct to health interventions. This unit explores case studies of successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores historical and current case studies of creative arts practitioners from a range of cultural contexts living with physical or mental illness and the ways this is reflected or subsumed in their work. This engagement with creative work…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Brain and Behaviour provides an introduction to key topics in psychology with an emphasis on their biological basis. Topics include biological psychology, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, emotion, human development, language, and states of consciousness. Key theories and related research…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends your understanding of the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental dimensions of health and wellness. The content focuses on critical aspects of social and emotional wellbeing (SEW) to ensure you can successfully promote SEW in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Domestic applicants
Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education

To be eligible for an offer, you must have an ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered. Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

The lowest ATAR to receive an offer in 2019 is not available, as this is a new course for 2020.

Domestic applicants with higher education study. To be eligible for an offer, you must have:
  • Completed a course at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or an equivalent overseas qualification); or
  • Completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of a course at Associate Degree level (or an equivalent overseas qualification). If you have failed any units your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies; or
  • Competed the UTAS University Preparation Program, or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university.
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:

  • A Certificate III (or equivalent) in a related field; or
  • A Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or an equivalent qualification) in any field.
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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