Why Study Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields with Us?
Creativity and different ways to express it, as well as cultural activities and arts related experiences, belong to all people as part of a good and meaningful life. The aim of Master’s degree in Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields CRASH is to strengthen the professional competences needed when promoting health, well-being, inclusion and a sense of community in society through creativity and arts.
Upon graduation, students are able to reflect in a new way on the importance of creativity in human life and to reconstruct working practices from this perspective. The studies are designed to combine expertise from different fields locally and internationally, as well as to strengthen multidisciplinary and international collaboration skills of professionals.
What Will You Study?
The content of the degree program in CRASH is based on development processes (multidisciplinary project, research methodology studies and thesis), advanced-level professional studies in the theme of creativity, culture, art and well-being, as well as elective studies.
More specifically, the curriculum consists of the following elements:
- Creativity, Culture, Arts and Well-being – Advanced-level Studies
- Creativity, Health and Well-being (10 ECTS)
- Multidisciplinary Dialogue in Reconstructing Professional Knowledge (5 ECTS)
- Developing the Use of Creativity and Arts in Promoting Well-being
- Multidisciplinary Co-creation Project (5 ECTS)
- Research Methods and Skills (5 ECTS)
- Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)
- Electives Studies (5 ECTS)
The education is carried out as blended learning. You will study together with a diverse group of professionals from fields related to culture, arts, social services and health care. A special feature of the degree programme in CRASH is the multidisciplinary collaboration initiated already in the application phase and carried through the studies. Expert lectures, workshops, projects and group work with peers, as well as supervision support your learning. There are approximately four contact-teaching days a month, some of which are carried out with a remote connection.
In the application phase, the applicants present their preliminary development / thesis idea, which at the beginning of the studies is further developed. The aim is to build multidisciplinary partnerships combining the fields of culture, health care and social services.
Lectures, seminars, workshops and study materials are mainly in English. However, Finnish can be used as a support language and some written assignments can be prepared in Finnish as well.
Future Career Prospects
The graduates are professionals in using creativity and arts in social and health fields. They are able to utilize the opportunities of creativity to support people's lives and well-being, promote the realization of cultural rights, evaluate the effectiveness of activities as well as reconstruct professional practices, structures and thinking. It is important that the graduates are able to reconstruct working practices in the Finnish labour markets and work with clients. Therefore, in order to study in degree programme in CRASH, the minimum of B1 level in Finnish language is required. For more information on language levels, please see Common European Framework of Reference on Europass site.
This education alone doesn’t provide professionals from the field of culture a qualification to work in the regulated professions in social and health fields. Please note that the Finnish translation of the degree in the certificate will be one of the following:
- Konservaattori (ylempi AMK)
- Kulttuurituottaja (ylempi AMK)
- Medianomi (ylempi AMK)
- Muotoilija (ylempi AMK)
- Muusikko (ylempi AMK)
- Musiikkipedagogi (ylempi AMK)
- Vestonomi (ylempi AMK)
The Master's degree in Creativity and Arts in Social and Health Fields CRASH provides strong competences to act as a developer, innovator, expert and leader in using creativity and arts in various operating environments in social and health fields. It also gives you competences to work in expert positions in the social and health sector as well as in the field of arts and culture, both nationally and internationally. In working life, you can act as a bold innovator of multidisciplinary practices in solutions related to health, well-being, creativity and inclusion.
Laura Huhtinen-Hildén & co: What does it mean to use culture and arts in social and health fields? (article in Finnish, YP-lehti blog)