Music Therapy at the MCM provides a comprehensive study of the theory, practice and research of music therapy.

Music Therapy at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

As the first music therapy course offered in Australia from 1978, we draw on a long and rich history in the field to equip you with the skills and expertise to forge a successful career in music therapy.

The MCM provides a thorough course of study for those wishing to practice as music therapists in a variety of settings, including hospitals, aged care facilities, special schools, mental health programs and private practice. Undergraduate students from other areas of the University can also learn about music therapy through breadth studies in Music Psychology, Music and Health, and Music and Spirituality.

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Graduate study in Music Therapy

Taken at the graduate level, our coursework Master of Music Therapy program is approved and validated by the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA), leading to registration upon completion.

Students learn traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches to practices of music therapy with children and adults, as well as fundamental skills in music therapy research. You will develop voice and guitar skills, as well as learn how to use improvisation, songs, recordings and performances with individuals and groups.

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