Expressive Arts - 391
- You will gain hands on experience with various expressive arts modalities, including: drumming, story-telling, drama, dance, journaling, painting, sculpting and more.
- Study various populations and communities focusing on their strengths and specialized needs.
- Learn to develop, implement and facilitate programming within various communities.
- You will join the growing field of expressive arts practitioners and can choose to set up your own practice or incorporate this specialization into your current career path.
- As a graduate of the program, you can join the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA) as an Expressive Arts Practitioner.
- Graduate certificate builds on previous degree or diploma providing a specialization for creating and managing social programming in the arts.
- Examine case studies to develop, and enhance knowledge of the expressive arts field.
- Create mock initiatives that involve program overviews, mission statements, funding and grant applications, budgets, program guides, equipment and staffing to support client needs.
- Learn how to prioritize expressive arts modalities relative to client group needs, limitations and interests.
What you’ll learn
- Design, organize, facilitate and manage expressive arts programs.
- Explore, participate in and facilitate various expressive arts modalities including: drumming, storytelling, theatre, movement and dance, journaling, painting, poetry and sculpture.
- Propose programs, create budgets and funding applications, consider long-term program growth strategies and staffing needs.
- Analyze differences within the population and methods for best catering programming to address the needs of client groups.
- Field placement offers real-programming experience and hands-on experience with client groups.
3 semesters (40 weeks)
Semesters 1 and 2
- Evenings: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Time: 5:30 - 9:30 pm (To accommodate full-time commitments)
- Placement offered
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- Two-year college diploma or university degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a diploma, degree or work experience in Community Services, Health Sciences or the Arts.
- Other equivalent postsecondary experience or qualifications will be considered.
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
Domestic Tuition and Fees
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- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
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- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
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Program of Studies
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Conduct research, program evaluation and policy involving expressive arts.
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a variety of private, non-profit and government settings.
- Support clients with specialized needs in a variety of settings.
- Propose and create programming, manage supplies, facilities and staffing needs for each program.
Where you could work includes:
- Long-term care facilities
- Community outreach programs
- Recreation centres
- Start-up and community initiatives
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Child and Youth Care
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Education (Intensive)
- Educational Support
- Educational Support (Intensive)
- Recreation Therapy
- Brain Disorder Management
- Concurrent Disorders
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
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