Creative learning

Creativity and co-creation in educational work

VIA Head - Heart - Hands


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to work with social care work using creative methods? And do you want to help develop the democratic welfare state? Join Head - Heart - Hands!

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Head - Heart - Hands

    Duration of the programme: 30 ECTS

    Semester start - semester end:

    Spring semester:

    Primo February - medio June

    Autumn semester:

    Medio-August to Medio-December

    Application deadline:

    • Spring: 1 November
    • Autumn: 1 May

    Study location: Aarhus. Read more about Campus Aarhus C

    Language: English

  • Structure and content

    In Head - Heart – Hands you will gain skills in social care work through three different modules.

    During the semester in Head - Heart - Hands you will increase your capabilities for social care work. You will develop skills to carry out social care work and use creative subjects as a method in social education work.

    The overall aim in this semester is to work on improving creativity and aesthetic learning methods and living conditions by means of innovative processes and solutions.

    The programme alternates between the following three areas:

    • Theories and methodology of social education.
    • Creative subjects, e.g. drama, music, movement, arts and crafts.
    • Field work and field studies.

    Three Modules

    In English conducted module, Head - Heart - Hands, consists of three parts: 1, 2 and 3 correlating the Module 9 etc.

    • Module 1 - Creative Expression - 10 ECTS
    • Module 2 - Placement - 10 ECTS
    • Module 3 - Co-creation and Citizenship - 10 ECTS

    Read about Course modules 


    The evaluation of the semester is graded by 'Approved' or 'Not approved', based on the student's active participation and two-three compulsory assignments for each module. 

  • Enrolment

    The semester modules are open to Danish and International students.

    The minimum requirement to apply for the course, is to have passed the first two semesters at bachelor’s level at your relevant university or another institute of higher education.

    With regards to language proficiency, it is required to have an English level, spoken and written, equivalent to B2, according to the Common European Framework.

  • How to apply

    You must apply through our application system 

    Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well.

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Fees and tuition

    Exchange students from institutions with bilateral partner agreement do not pay tuition fees.

    If you are studying at an institution with a bilateral partner agreement with VIA University College, your particitation in the exchange programme is tuition-free.

    Apply for scholarships

    Students who are not eligible for an Erasmus scholarship, can contact the International Counsellor for more information

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    It might be helpful for you to talk to the international counsellor before applying.

    Please contact Anne-Mette Nystrøm Søndergaard, who will help you get the right informations.

    Anne-Mette Nystrøm Søndergaard
    T: +45 87 55 34 06

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.

    VIA University College
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK-8000 Aarhus C

    T: +45 87 55 34 06

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Student life

Student life

The exchange programme Head - Heart - Hands is located at Campus Aarhus C.

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