Master of Creative Music Therapy

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Creative Music Therapy at Western

Learn how to use music therapeutically through improvising, composing and arranging, to meet the needs of individuals and groups, as you develop your deep awareness and understanding of music. Take a 'hands on' approach with work in external music therapy placements with people at all stages of life, from early childhood settings, palliative care and rehabilitation environments. All under the professional supervision of Registered Music Therapists.

The course includes study of the history and professional development of music therapy, the various methodologies and theoretical constructs behind clinical work being carried out in more than 40 countries. The focus is on a deep, formal understanding of clinical and human issues that confront clinicians working in the community, as well as ethical and professional responsibilities.

In addition to clinical placements, students will be engaged with reflective practice and critical thinking process through research.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Creative Music Therapy is accredited with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Graduates of the course are eligible to apply for Registration (RMT) with the AMTA which qualifies them to practice professionally.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $27,080*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $27,200*

Delivery: On campus

Postgraduate Study Information

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.