18/08/2020

Inform, inspire and heal people through art

Recent tragedies in the world have brought about severe suffering for many of us. But they have also shown us the courageous and supportive spirit of the people in our communities. There really isn’t a better time to feel inspired to help local communities through the power of art. Community art practices build trust, encourage pride and bring citizens together. This couldn’t be more important in today’s world where negative news seems to saturate our media outlets on a daily basis.

The University of Bolton’s MA Applied and Community Arts degree works in partnership with a range of creative art and cultural organisations. This gives you the real-world experience you need to sustain a successful career as a community arts professional. Whether you have just completed your Undergraduate degree or are already working in the sector, this all-encompassing programme will equip you with the skills you need to make a difference.

The need for arts in communities varies greatly which is why it’s essential you have the opportunity to explore all avenues where art can make an incredible difference. These will include; youth work, art in prisons and the probation service, and art for health and wellbeing. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work on a number of live briefs from creative art and cultural organisations. Bolton University has exceptional industry links and you can expect to be taught by some of the most captivating professionals who are already engaged in community arts practice and research. Let them inspire you, learn from their extensive experience and soak up all the creative knowledge you can handle. This really is an opportunity like no other.

Student satisfaction and teaching quality are core priorities and we work tirelessly to ensure that you always feel supported, happy and inspired. In fact, we have been named number one in the North West for student satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide 2021, 2020 & 2019;  The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Bolton University wants you to effortlessly be able to lead and manage creative projects whilst also being able to successfully work as a freelance community arts practitioner. This is why we place focus on funding applications, project design and planning, self-employment and enterprise. Choosing the Bolton University means you are choosing authentic relationships, a place of trust and most importantly you place value on your personal development.

If you want to inform, inspire and heal communities through the power of art, study your Community Arts masters at the University of Bolton where we are proud to put you and your needs, first.

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