• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Learn how to use the arts in a positive and therapeutic way on this innovative Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing - Dance (Hons) course from University of Derby.

  • Choose to specialise in art, dance, drama or music so that you build a degree tailored to your personal interests and ambitions
  • Develop professional and personal skills for fulfilling careers in a wide range of arts, health, social care and educational settings
  • Gain exciting practical experience through ten-week work placements with our partner organisation
  • Take your passion further by applying for one of our postgraduate degrees in Art Therapy, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Dramatherapy or Music Therapy

Real world learning in action

We offer exciting opportunities for you to put your skills into practice – and make more informed decisions about your future career path – through work placements and community projects.

In stage three of the course, you’ll undertake a ten-week placement. Thanks to our thriving partnerships, you could gain experience with arts groups, hospitals, hospices, schools, charities or organisations supporting adults and children with disabilities. Some students broaden their experience by focussing on a different art form on placement – so dancers might work in art organisations and vice versa.

Many of our students take part in collaborative projects in the wider community. They have, for instance, devised and led drama sessions for prison inmates; run creative arts workshops for people with brain injuries; and toured schools with programmes aimed at tackling bullying and peer pressure.


You’ll develop transferable skills which enable you to work creatively with people in a range of different settings, drawing on your knowledge of art, dance, drama or music.

Our graduates have gone on to work in community arts, voluntary organisations, health, education and the corporate sector. Some have set up their own businesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years part-time.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development and Creativity‌
  • Effective Interaction‌
  • Expression and the Arts‌
  • Working Creatively with People
  • Skills for success

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Interview and Portofolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time UK: £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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