Study pathway to

Music Therapy

Part-time and accelerated study options available

Music therapists use all facets of music to improve or maintain their clients’ health. This is a great career choice if you are interested in music and psychology and enjoy working with people.

Music therapists work in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings with individuals of all ages and with a variety of psychological and physical disorders or handicaps. It is also used to improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress and support physical exercise.

To become a music therapist:

Step 1
Choose the Bachelor of Music, or an undergraduate degree in an allied field such as teaching, occupational therapy or nursing.

Applicants must also demonstrate a high standard of achievement in music performance, music history and music theory and have completed one year of psychology at tertiary level.

Step 2
Choose the Master of Music Therapy at Melbourne.

Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3   Year 4 Graduate Year 5
Bachelor of Music Master of Music Therapy

About the Master of Music Therapy
The Master of Music Therapy offers a thorough study of the theory, practice and research of music therapy.

Graduates are employed in hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities, community health programs and private practice. The Master of Music Therapy course is approved and endorsed by the Australian Music Therapy Association.

Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such as prerequisite subjects, an audition or interview that must be completed to be considered for entry.