Creativity and innovation in educational work

VIA Heart - Head - 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 Heart - Head - Hands!

About the programme


Title: Heart - Head - Hands

Duration of the programme: 30 ECTS

Semester start - semester end: 6 February 2017 - 16 June 2017

Application deadline:

  • Autumn: 1 May
  • Spring: 1 November

Study location: Aarhus. Read about Campus Aarhus C (in English)

Language: English

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

During the semester in Heart - Head - 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: A, B and C each correlating the Module 9, the 1st Practicum and the Module 5 in the Danish BA programme for Social Educators. 

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

Read about Course modules (in English).

Heart – Head – Hands is open to both international and Danish students.

With regard to English language proficiency, we expect you to be able to speak and write English at level B2.

With regard to Heart - Head - Hands, it is a requirement that you are able to follow the semester and complete examinations in English (equivalent to level B2)

How to apply
Heart – Head – Hands is open to both international and Danish students.

You can apply for the Heart - Head - Hands programme in either the autumn or in spring semester.

Autumn semester:

Application deadline: 1 May

Spring semester:

Application deadline: 1 November


You have to fill in an online application form.

Go to the application form (use Google Chrome or Firefox when you fill in the form)

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

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

VIA University College
Ceresbyen 24
8000 Aarhus C
DK - Denmark

T: +45 87 55 34 06

Read about VIA Campus Aarhus C (in English).