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Music Therapy Skills 3 (MUSI90034)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90034
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will develop skills in facilitating group music therapy. Lectures will focus on developing an understanding of group dynamics in the therapeutic context using practical experiences of group improvisation. Skills in the analysis of the musical material of groups will be taught using tools identified in the literature. Students will learn to identify structured and dynamic group interventions, based on assessed client needs. Group song writing will be taught, based on skills learned in individual song writing. Skills in working towards performances with clients will be covered.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • Ability to perform confidently in front of an audience;
  • Ability to search for popular materials on the internet;
  • Ability to recognise and process group dynamics;
  • Skill to work towards musical performance in the therapeutic context;
  • Ability to analyse musical improvisation created in therapy.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • The ability to perform confidently in front of an audience;
  • The ability to search for popular materials on the internet.

Last updated: 16 June 2018