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Open Day:
The Department Open Day is on Friday 1st March 2019, 1.30pm-4.00pm.

29th Art Therapy Summer School

22 – 26 June 2019
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Introductory Courses

CPD Masterclasses

Special Purpose Awards

MA Programmes

Department of Arts in Health
and Education,

Crawford College of Art & Design,
Sharman Crawford St.
Cork, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)21 433 5200

Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate - documentation of a group reflective learning session from Louise Foott on Vimeo.

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a vibrant multi-campus College, which has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years.

The 2017-18 Academic Year has seen big changes for the Department – The Department of Art & Design Education and the Department of Arts in Health & Community Practice merged to form the Department of Arts in Health & Education. At the same time we moved into a new home in the heart of Cork city. Within this new Department we aim to model, explore and provide training in expressive ways of knowing, from arts pedagogy to arts-based facilitation to art therapy.

Art making offers alternative means of communication and, within a social context, can often bring about transformation for the individuals and groups involved. Exploring the means to, and potential for, this transformation is a key concern of the Department. We look forward to many exciting developments as we explore the synergies between our new staff team, and bring then to bear on existing and new programmes.

Our courses are aimed at:

  • Art practitioners interested in working in a health, education or community context.
  • Professionals working in that context seeking to develop their creative skills further and incorporate them into their work.
  • Educators in both the formal and informal learning sector looking for fresh ways to inspire learners.
  • Individuals interested in exploring their creativity in a group context.

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