Expressive Arts Curriculum

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Accepting Applications for April 2019

Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate ( 1 semester )
Classes begin:
April 22, 2019
Offered at:
Haliburton Campus
Program code:
EXA
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$1,901.93 per semester*
International:
$7,150.81 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

ARTS 91
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Successful completion of Introduction to Expressive Arts (formerly Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies) is recommended prior to taking this course. Explore various types of relationships and connections as you progress from working on self to working in pairs, to working in groups, using expressive arts. Experiential, demonstrated, and didactic learning methods will investigate the depth and value of expressive arts and their power to deepen connections. You will be encouraged to take advantage of group connections to deepen your personal expressive arts experience, awareness and appreciation. There will be ample opportunity for practice, discussion and feedback using role-playing of the client, the expressive arts practitioner, and the witness/observer.

ARTS2367
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is an elective credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not an elective credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Experience a unique combination of hearing stories from Expressive Arts program graduates working in the field, and exploring how to take storytelling into your practice. This highly practical course will offer pertinent information to help you position how you want to use expressive arts. Learn how to incorporate fairytales, myths, legends, and other storytelling mechanisms, for example, masks and puppets, into your chosen field.

ARTS 357
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is an elective credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not an elective credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Labyrinths and mandalas are ancient and powerful tools to centre, strengthen, and help us move out into the world. They have also been used for contemplation, ritual, initiation, celebration and personal spiritual growth. Centering exercises with breath, movement, colour, sound and words will lead you into the creation of a personal mandala, combining the ritual mandala of the East and the self-exploratory/expressive mandala of the West. Experiencing the labyrinth will provide further opportunities for self-exploration and expressive arts applications. Instruction will be of interest to professionals working with children and adults in educational, health, recreation or therapeutic settings. Participants will also explore the practices of labyrinth and mandalas as powerful tools for self-care as expressive arts practitioners and facilitators.

ARTS 112
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.

"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself." (Zenrin). When we provide the right conditions for ourselves, we open the door to growth. Tapping into our creativity provides a natural source of imagery and energy to use for healing and personal expression. This course will introduce you to the theory and practice of the expressive arts. If you are working in the human service field, you will learn about the applicability of visual arts, music, writing, movement and theatre to your work settings.

ARTS 774
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the EXA Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is an elective credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not an elective credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Mindful music - creating intentional soundscapes: Learn how to approach vocal or instrumental sounding as an improvisational practice that can be applied to various contexts: a group celebration, a ritual of loss, a community building event, or a deep listening meditation. Mindful music incorporates user-friendly instruments and allows individuals to express aspects of the human life through intentional soundscapes. We will explore sonic rituals that span from the jubilant to the ambient and engage participants as mindful collaborators.
Mindful movement - dance and somatics: Explore the body-mind connection and the wisdom and imagination of the psychological and sensory states that exist in the body. You will be introduced to a wide variety of approaches and techniques to experience the continuity and deep connection of the mind-body processes. Experiences of embodiment and the expressive potential of the body will be the predominant mode of expression while also allowing for multimodal approaches such as writing and image making. Instruction will culminate in a living arts performative experience of integrating personal narrative by engaging information from the body.

ARTS 171
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Please note: Successful completion of Introduction to Expressive Arts (formerly Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies) is recommended prior to taking this course.
This course will teach you to plan and lead expressive arts experiences for others. Instruction will address a broad spectrum of expressive arts experiences as well as present the theoretical tools for assessing what type of experiences might be appropriate for various individuals and populations. You will learn how music, movement, visual, and narrative arts can promote self-awareness and personal growth with various populations. There will be opportunities to experience leadership in the non-judgmental atmosphere of the student group.

ARTS 183
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not a mandatory credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
Please note: Successful completion of Introduction to Expressive Arts (formerly Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy) and Expressive Arts: Exploring Relationships (formerly Exploration of Therapeutic Relationships) is recommended prior to taking this course.
It is important to recognize the parameters of utilizing expressive arts within the bounds of one's training experience. How does one handle situations that are beyond the scope of our professional practice? What are the needs of cultural and racial minorities which can be appropriately integrated into the expressive arts? How do we handle burnout creatively? This course will cover ethical and professional issues which may arise as a result of using the expressive arts.

ARTS2057
Units/ Hours: 47.5

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details visit www.hsad.ca.
This course is an elective credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not an elective credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
This course provides an introduction to the practice and theory of Sandtray-Worldplay Therapy and the application of journalling within Expressive Arts. These modalities give voice to the internal and external worlds of both children and adults. They are tools with which to explore, for example, issues of loss, abuse, and self-esteem and that can provide new perspectives on life experiences. Learning will be facilitated through the use of didactic, demonstrated and experiential methods. In the sandtray portion, all participants will build sandtrays as well as observe others, with ample opportunity for questions, discussion and feedback. Emerging from the sandtray section, you will gently move into journaling using various creative techniques of exploring the inner and outer worlds through writing, poetry, movement and art making. Learn to weave these modalities through each other to give them greater form and personal meaning. You are encouraged to bring any poems that are meaningful to you. This course will be of interest to professionals working with children and adults in educational, health, recreation or therapeutic settings.