This class will be taught online and you can take part from the comfort of your own home. The RCS campus is open with a limited capacity for degree students only to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

This weekly evening online class for creative practitioners aged 18+ is designed to provide an introduction to the wider discourse surrounding the Arts in criminal justice in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Through participating in tutor-led sessions participants will explore historical and contemporary thinking about criminal justice in our society and the role that art can play in supporting individuals and communities that are part of this system.

The course will provide participants with understanding of the practicalities of planning creative work for delivery in a prison and offer insight into some of key themes for working in this environment.

The weekly class will be 2 hours long and participants will be expected to undertake up to 2 hours of additional independent research on a weekly basis in order to deepen their relationship to ideas explored in class.

Please see How Does an Online Course Work? section for information about how the course will run and what you need to do in advance. When booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood our Pre-HE OnlineTeaching Policy.

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(Course image credit: Scottish Prison Service)

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