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Large effects were found for divergent thinking, mostly the originality dimension, after drama or visual arts classes. However, effects on divergent thinking were not as clear in an Indian sample of children receiving a twenty-minute folk dance class, where the presence of an effect seemed to be moderated by the children’s BMI (Bollimbala et al., 2019). It is important to note that two of these studies assessed the children’s performance on creativity tests immediately after a single one-off class. On the other hand, longer-term effects of regular visual arts classes were only measured using a self-report creativity measure, and comparisons across instruments should be made with caution . Based on the included studies, conclusions about the sustainability of creativity over time and differential effects of longer-term versus one-off classes cannot be made.

The event, held at the University’s Streatham campus, was led by Professor Pete Vukusic and Sam White. We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in creative arts education and any relevant work experience.

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If your fees are not listed here, please check our postgraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year. Attitudes to the arts won’t change overnight, but recognising the value of this kind of education can serve us all.

  • For you to obtain the postgraduate degree of MA Arts and Leaning you will need to complete 180 credits at Masters level.
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  • Other indirect pathways are proposed by applying motivational, social learning and evolutionary theories to the context of arts learning.
  • Evaluates and illustrates how 44 schools used creative approaches to learning, together with the impact on pupils’ achievement and personal development.

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry. Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University. “After completing the course, I was fortunate enough to be supported by various arts organisations including Grand Union Gallery and Studios, with whom I am now a studio holder as part of their year-long BCU Graduate Residency Programme. Placements are a great opportunity to gain insight into how an organisation works and your reflection on their activities can be useful to them as you develop your research. Placements also give you the chance to meet and network with people in the education sector and creative industries. This module will explore publishing as a dynamic contemporary art form, a vehicle for the dissemination of ideas and an exploration of radical formats for bringing your art to a wider public. You will be introduced to artist-made books, self-publishing, digital publishing and other non-gallery modes of sharing and communicating art.

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‘It’s funny, because Americans value their entertainment, but in our schools and in development or rehabilitation settings, we’re not feeding this part of our people. Sometimes schools fall short in what they can offer children, be it due to a lack of funding or opportunities, and it’s up to outside sources to fill the gap – especially for those on the fringes of mainstream education, such as children with disabilities. Currently, Gregory is working on a play called Melonade, which looks at how arts education can be beneficial in neurodiverse children.

Regarding the outcome categories interacting in socially heterogonous groups and acting autonomously, a small number of studies were eligible for inclusion in this review. These examined a range of different outcomes with often inconclusive or even contrasting results. For interpersonal outcomes, positive results with medium and large effects were reported for music training on the related concepts of empathy and sympathy as well as prosocial behavior. Furthermore, when looking at the effect of music education on reducing unfavorable behavior, such as aggression, the results were mixed across studies. Likewise, the evidence for effects of dance and drama on interpersonal outcomes was uncertain due to a small number of studies and contrasting or trivial effect sizes. Dance effects on some interpersonal outcomes may be moderated by gender, an observation that calls for more research applying moderation analyses.

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