Arts & Wellbeing - Crawford College of Art & Design

The course gives participants opportunities to explore arts and wellbeing activities in a personal and group dimension, supported by a reflective process. The aim of the course is to equip participants with practical approaches to Arts and Wellbeing, which can be applied in a range of contexts.


Explore key concepts and theories at the core of the field of Arts in Health and Wellbeing and the application of arts rich practices in relation to engaging these ideas in diverse contexts.

Develop methodologies to enhance wellbeing through the arts which can be adapted to your area of practice, or added as a new skillset to your profession.

Certificate in Arts & Wellbeing, level 9, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require:

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in Visual Art/Theatre/Music or a relevant area, with a minimum of an Honours 2.2 (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for the programme.

In certain circumstances mature applicants with professional experience will be considered for eligibility through recognition of prior and experiential learning rpl

When you are completing the application form (see Apply Tab above) please upload CV and a motivational statement detailing why you want to do the course.

Application dates


Places on this programme are offered to suitable applicants on a rolling basis and will close once we reach maximum participant number. It is in your interest to apply for the programme as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

Please upload a CV, some images of your practice (where relevant) and a 'Reasons for Applying' statement to the additional information section on the Online Application Form'.


One Academic Year (Part-time. 1 day twice a month in person, 1 evening online every 2nd week).

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Career options

Arts and Wellbeing in Social Care
Arts and Wellbeing in Education
Arts programming Production Management
Arts and Wellbeing programme Developer
Arts in Health programmes
Outreach Education programmes
Artist Engaged in Community Issues
Professional Artist
Gallery/Museum Education
Youth work
Community Education
Second Chance Learning
Community Development Officer
Arts in Health Practitioner

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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