36 months
33081 AUD/year
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In this Creative Arts and Health major from University of Tasmania, you can learn about global developments in this emerging interdisciplinary field and develop an understanding of how and why the arts can help to relieve suffering, improve wellbeing, and foster resilience.

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Key Features

You will have opportunities to explore your own artistic creativity and challenge yourself to apply your knowledge and skills through finding arts-based solutions to the health and wellbeing challenges of the 21st century.

In your first year you will learn the fundamentals of how interactions with different forms of the creative arts are processed by the brain, evaluate innovative arts-based programs that have been developed to improve function and wellbeing and reflect on your own experience of the creative process. In the second year you will continue to explore your creativity and learn visual and digital skills for arts-based interventions along with a range of strategies to promote emotional wellbeing. During your third year you will develop further contextual knowledge and skills for working with diverse groups of people of all ages and deepen your understanding of how engagement with the arts affects the brain and body. You will also research specific applications of the arts to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, while developing your own proposal for trialling a concept and designing an arts project for a specific group or need.

Studying this innovative Creative Arts and Health major from University of Tasmania will give you access to leading researchers in creative arts practices, dementia, sociology and health, within a state that leads the world in alternative responses to ageing. By completing this major you are eligible to receive membership of the peak creative arts therapy association ANZACATA. Graduates in this field find employment in diverse settings including arts organisations, hospitals, aged care facilities, rehabilitation centres, and prisons.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • The Photo Essay: Storytelling with image and text
  • Music, Mind and Body
  • Arts in the Community 
  • Perspectives of the Arts on Health and Wellbeing
  • Sociology of Health and Illness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that international students should apply at least 3 months prior and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to the start date.


300 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 001694A

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

  • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
  • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33081 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99244 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • 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. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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