Creativity, Health and Well-being

Basic information

Duration / Date(s)
Fall semester 2024
Next application period:
May - August 2024
Study places
Price / Tuition fee
150 €

Target Audience

This study module (10 ECTS) is aimed at students and professionals interested in strengthening professional competencies needed when promoting health, well-being, inclusion, and a sense of community in society through creativity and arts.


Students will be able to:

  • reflect on and justify, based on research, the meaningfulness of creative activities and arts experiences to the well-being of individuals and communities
  • identify approaches of different disciplines in relation to creativity, culture and arts, and to analyse the elements of professional competencies thereof
  • apply versatile knowledge when observing, planning and utilizing creative activities in social and health fields
  • utilize their competencies and skills, to identify their strengths and to develop them in connection with creative and artistic activities
  • apply creative approaches, based on research, in their professional practice in order to strengthen well-being, inclusion and agency in social and health fields, and to analyse the meanings of these activities to the participants
  • identify and analyse the participants’ needs in different situations and contexts related to creative activities
  • foster sensitivity and compassion as part of their own professional interaction, and deal with emotions evoked in creative and artistic activities, both individually and in a group
  • guide their own professional learning in community-led, multidisciplinary projects in a group of learners


  • Perspectives on creativity, culture, arts, health, well-being and inclusion
  • Arts, culture and creativity in promoting health and well-being
  • Real-life examples of the use of arts and culture in social and health fields

Time and location

Teaching days:

29.8. 9-16 (live)

26.9. 9-16 (live)

2.10. 9-16 (live)

3.10. 9-16 (live)

4.10. 9-16 (live)

14.11. 9-12 (online)

Classroom teaching takes place at Metropolia's Myllypuro campus (Myllypurontie 1, Helsinki).


10 ECTS, 150€


Enrollment for the Creativity, Health and Well-being study module in the Metropolia Open UAS enrollment system is open 15.5. - 1.8.2024.

Before enrolling, please read the Open UAS study guidelines and the Open UAS terms of payment and cancellation. For more information on the general prerequisites (language skills, study skills), see the Open UAS website Language skills and other requirements.

Contact Person

Teacher Sanna Kivijärvi
sanna.kivijarvi [at] (sanna[dot]kivijarvi[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Programme Coordinator
anna.finstad [at] (anna[dot]finstad[at]metropolia[dot]fi)