Creativity, Health and Well-being (10 op)

Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu, Avoin AMK

This study module (10 ECTS) is aimed at students and professionals interested in strengthening professional competencies needed when promoting health, well-being, inclusion, and a sense of community in society through creativity and arts.

Students will be able to:

  • reflect on and justify, based on research, the meaningfulness of creative activities and arts experiences to the well-being of individuals and communities
  • identify approaches of different disciplines in relation to creativity, culture and arts, and to analyse the elements of professional competencies thereof
  • apply versatile knowledge when observing, planning and utilizing creative activities in social and health fields
  • utilize their competencies and skills, to identify their strengths and to develop them in connection with creative and artistic activities
  • apply creative approaches, based on research, in their professional practice in order to strengthen well-being, inclusion and agency in social and health fields, and to analyse the meanings of these activities to the participants
  • identify and analyse the participants’ needs in different situations and contexts related to creative activities
  • foster sensitivity and compassion as part of their own professional interaction, and deal with emotions evoked in creative and artistic activities, both individually and in a group
  • guide their own professional learning in community-led, multidisciplinary projects in a group of learners


  • Perspectives on creativity, culture, arts, health, well-being and inclusion
  • Arts, culture and creativity in promoting health and well-being
  • Real-life examples of the use of arts and culture in social and health fields

Time and location

  • 25.08.2023 09.00 – 16.00 Myllypuro, MPA6010
  • 08.09.2023 09.00 – 16.00 Online
  • 29.09.2023 09.00 – 16.00 Myllypuro, MPA6011
  • 06.10.2023 09.00 – 16.00 Online
  • 27.10.2023 09.00 – 16.00 Myllypuro, MPA6011


Enrollment for the Creativity, Health and Well-being study module in the Metropolia Open UAS enrollment system from 17 May to 16 August 2023.