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Music Therapy Methods 1 (MUSI90032)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90032
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject prepares students for the use of music therapy methods in clinical practice. It focuses on foundational skills across the areas of repertoire, improvisation, song writing and receptive methods. Skill development is focused on the reproduction of known songs, and developing capacity to substitute lyrics when therapeutically suitable as well as to extend the musical frameworks of known songs. Students will also develop skills in creating playlists for therapeutic purposes using pre-recorded music.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Creating and singing song parodies based on known songs
  • Assess and design ways to extend known songs using foundational music improvisational skills
  • Identify and select appropriate music repertoire to facilitate therapeutic music listening experiences
  • Sing and accompany (on a portable instrument) extensive repertoire to recreate preferred songs of individuals across a range of styles and genres

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

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

Last updated: 8 June 2019