Center for Arts in Medicine

Applied Theatre for Health

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Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Health

The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Community Health will recognize students’ academic achievement and practical competency in the use of the applied theatre to enhance individual and community health and to impact healthcare environments. Students who complete the coursework for the certificate will be introduced to history and practices in the field of applied theatre and will explore utilizing theatre in the healthcare environment as well as developing their own applied theatre practice in a community health setting.

Students who fulfill the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Community Health will gain unique life experience and skills. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options. Students with an interest in working in education, theatre, journalism, mental health counseling, social justice, community non-profits, women’s studies, and health care settings will find this certificate valuable to their career paths.

Students who fulfill the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Health will gain unique life experience and skills. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options.

Required Courses

HUM 2592 Introduction to Arts in Medicine in a Global Context, 3 credits

This course explores the field of arts in health and the links between the creative and healing arts, focusing on the many ways that the arts can be used to enhance health and wellbeing in healthcare or community settings. It includes studio workshops, lecture/discussion, video viewing, readings, homework assignments and a group project.

TPP 3124 Beginning Improvisation, 3 credits
HUM 3599 Applied Theatre for Health I: Theory & Practice, 3 credits

Students will immerse themselves in the world of applied theatre for health education, community development, and social change. By investigating the work of revolutionary artists, as well as contemporary applied theatre practitioners, students will develop an understanding of how theatre can be a catalyst for discussion, change, and health promotion.

HUM 3598L Applied Theatre for Health II: Collective Creation Lab, 3 credits

Students will apply the knowledge they’ve acquired in Applied Theatre for Health I to create an original project or workshop on a health topic of their choosing. With a focus on collaboration, students will research, develop, and conduct theatre for health workshops in partnership with a community or campus organization.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this program.  Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures and Requirements

Application Procedures: Students interested in obtaining the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Community Health should apply to the program by their junior year. Students from any major may apply to the program but must complete at least 50% of certificate requirements after they have been accepted into the program. The application process includes:

Application Deadlines:  Applications are accepted November 1-April 30. Students will receive notification in early June.

Requirements: To qualify for the Certificate, students must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the Certificate curriculum within six months of graduation.  

For more information, contact the applied theatre for health faculty member, Jeff Pufahl at jpufahl@arts.ufl.edu

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