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Arts in Health

Art can play a powerful role in the healing process. Through the undergraduate certificate in arts and health, you can explore the role of the arts in health care settings and gain hands-on experience in this growing field.

Explore the Intersections of Arts and Health

Arts in health embraces the use of visual arts, dance and movement, music, literature and poetry, drama and theater to enhance the health and wellbeing for all individuals, regardless of age or ability.

The online arts in health (AIH) certificate is designed to explore the diverse, multi-disciplinary field of arts in health. You’ll learn about the history of the field, professional best practices, ethics and creative strategies to develop and facilitate arts programming within a broad range of health care and public health environments. The certificate program includes community service-learning hours, providing you with invaluable experience working with a variety of populations.

Pursue your passion for the arts and serve others with a certificate in arts and health.                                        

Degrees & Offerings

Arts in Health

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus and Online

The undergraduate arts in health (AIH) certificate is a 12 credit-hour online certificate program, with an on-site internship semester at a health care or public health organization. The program is designed to explore the diverse, multi-disciplinary field of arts in health, with curriculum covering history of the field, professional best practices, ethics and creative strategies to develop and facilitate arts programming. This certificate program is open to all majors, and no prerequisites are required to enroll in the first introductory course, Arts in Health.

Program Details

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Known for Excellence

With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

Student Opportunities

As a student at USD, the opportunities available to you extend beyond the classroom. Explore your interests, find your community and experience your education to the fullest extent through the following opportunities.

This local chapter of a national graphic art organization collaborates with local businesses to create design projects, giving members hands-on experience in designing for real companies.

Join like-minded students in sharing the importance of art with the surrounding community. Previous SAA activities include hosting exhibitions, working with the Vermillion Area Arts Council on special projects and holding technical skills workshops.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in the only College of Fine Art in the state.
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Art

The Department of Art will provide you with unique and applicable real-world experience and connections that enable you to immerse yourself in an environment built for personal and creative discovery.

faculty and staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Art. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in art education, the history of art, photography, sculpture and much more.
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John Banasiak

Professor
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Chris Meyer

Associate Professor
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Lauren Freese

Assistant Professor of Art
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Michael Hook

Professor
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Amber Hansen

Assistant Professor
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James Quigley

Assistant Professor
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Liz Heeren

Lecturer
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Carol Geu

Senior Lecturer
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Epiphany Knedler

Art Adjunct
 
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Serving Communities

Through classroom and community service-learning hours, you will gain valuable skills working with a variety of health care and community populations, including but not limited to:

 

  • Healthcare Centers
  • Senior Living
  • Community Centers
  • Hospice
  • Accessibility Services
  • Military and Veteran Services
  • Prisons and Detention Centers

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