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Arts at a Glance

Arts, culture and well-being

Art and culture can be powerful methods for training practitioners and engaging with patients and service users. The interdisciplinary MSc in the Creative Arts and Mental Health brings together medical practitioners and drama experts to develop artistic approaches to patient care. Colleagues in Drama and Life Sciences have developed therapeutic performance methods which medics can use when they work with stroke patients. The Barts Pathology museum hosts musical concerts to engage audience in difficult conversations around death and disease. Medical experts have explored the influence of emotions and dreams on the immune system through art, and Dentistry has used techniques developed by the Department of Drama to encourage children to go to the dentist.