About this course
|Award title||Master of Music Therapy|
|Year & campus||2019 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||200 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 48 months part-time|
The Master of Music Therapy (MMusThrp) provides a course of study for those people who have completed a Bachelor's degree and also have a high level of formal music training. The course provides a thorough study of the theory and practice of music therapy.
The Master of Music Therapy coursework degree is 2 years full-time. Part-time study may be undertaken only with the approval of the Course Coordinator. On satisfactory completion of the MMusThrp, graduates will be eligible for Registration as Music Therapists (RMT) with the Australian Music Therapy Association (Inc.).
ON CAMPUS MODE Delivery for Melbourne-based students:
Subjects are taught via a combination of weekly lectures, intensive teaching periods and through regular participation in clinical placements (minimum 80 days in total across the two years, approximately 20 days per semester). The course requirements are full time and limited time is available for undertaking additional work commitments.
BLENDED LEARNING (Intensive/Online) Delivery for Interstate Students:
The Master of Music Therapy (coursework) degree will be also offered through "Blended Learning" delivery, which combines online and intensive-mode teaching. This will enable students in States of Australia where there is no available course to undertake music therapy training, subject to the availability of suitable clinical placements.
The Blended Learning version of the course covers all subjects offered in the traditional on-campus mode: Theoretical subjects (i.e. Applications, Research and Thesis subjects) will be offered via online delivery; Music Therapy Skills subjects will be taught in intensive mode; Clinical Training will be carried out in the student’s home state where suitable supervision from a qualified Music Therapist is available, and research tutorials will be incorporated into the intensive teaching blocks.
Students enrolled in the Blended Learning mode will be required to travel to Melbourne twice per semester - the first time approximately at or before the beginning of semester, and the second around mid-semester.
The Blended Learning mode has been approved by the University of Melbourne, and the Education Committee of AMTA.
Last updated: 18 December 2020