Be a part of intensive musical, therapeutic, and academic studies with an emphasis on clinical musicianship and supervised clinical work.
This course is one of two accredited Music Therapy courses in Australia, which puts you on the path to be a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
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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.
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.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $27,200*
Delivery: On campus
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As a graduate in creative music therapy, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Rehabilitation centres
- Nursing homes
Creative Music Therapists are highly proficient musicians with a practical knowledge of music styles and techniques. Your understanding of the human condition, will equip you to build empathy with people as you open up channels of communication through music.
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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.