Graduate Minor in Arts and Community Health

About the Graduate Minor

Arts are ubiquitous in human society and reflect the complexity of being human. They are keystones of civic engagement that promote health equity, activism, social inclusion, and creative problem-solving. The array of arts that relate to public health is vast. Arts and community health can involve performance arts, media arts, visual arts, writing, poetry, music, and singing, among many others. Their positive impact on health and well-being has been documented by a growing evidence base around the globe.

The graduate minor in Arts and Community Health builds on Philadelphia's renowned commitment to public art and the Dornsife School of Public Health's longstanding commitment to social justice, human rights, urban health, and neighborhood resilience. It focuses on innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and translating knowledge and research into practice and policy and includes a required practice-based course.

Admission Requirements

The graduate minor in Arts and Community Health is open to all graduate students at Drexel University.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CHP 530Arts for Community Health and Wellbeing3.0
CHP 531Community-Engaged Practice in Arts and Community Health3.0
Electives (Choose Two)6.0
Dornsife School of Public Health
Community Based Prevention Practices
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Community Organizing and Community Assessment for Health and Wellness
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Community Based Participatory Research
Introduction to Urban Health
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Arts Entrepreneurship
Arts in Education
Creative Placemaking
Community Cultural Planning
Political Activism in the Arts
Civic Engagement & Participatory Methods
Urbanism, Health & the Built Environment
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Foundations of the Creative Arts Therapies
Center for Food and Hospitality Management
Culture and Gastronomy
School of Education
Foundations in Creativity
Tools and Techniques in Creativity
Diagnostic Creative Intervention
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this minor, contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.
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