Master of Music Therapy

    • CRICOS Code: 055550D

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    This course has an interview requirement


    2020 Start Year Intake (Main Assessment Round for Domestic and International  Applicants)
    Applications open: June 2019
    Applications close: 30 September 2019, 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC+10)

    How do I apply?

    Before applying, all applicants are encouraged to contact to obtain a Master of Music Therapy Information Pack.

    There are three components to each application. Applicants must submit the following by the application closing date:

    1. University Application

      A direct application via University's application portal

    2. SlideRoom

      Complete a SlideRoom Application including the upload of recorded material and the provision of three referees. See below for more information.

    3. Interview/Audition

      Applicants will be invited to attend an interview as the final component of the application process, during which you will be asked to perform your recorded material live. Interviews/auditions are preferred live for the main intake however can be held via Skype if necessary. The interview/audition will happen after the close date above and applicants will be notified of the process and schedule. For more information, please see the Interviews page.

    Recorded material

    Recorded material, video or audio is required for all applicants and must be submitted as part of your application by the due date. The purpose is to enable assessment of your music performance ability and the level of musicianship.

    Six pieces of music are required, as follows:

    • Three pieces presented on your primary instrument, covering a range of contrasting styles. The pieces may be a combination of classical, jazz, improvisatory work etc. or a range of classical pieces representative of different periods: e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary.
    • Three songs accompanied by your own guitar playing. The pieces should demonstrate your vocal skill across a range of genres, styles or decades. Your guitar accompaniment should demonstrate a minimum of basic skills, including first position chords; barre chords; bass runs; and various accompanying styles such as strumming and picking techniques. Only one song can be an original composition, and one song in a language other than English is permitted (but not required).
    • These are to be recorded and uploaded in a single file to the SlideRoom Application.

    You will need to be sure that the recording is a genuine recording by the applicant. In the case of any doubt as to the authenticity of the recorded material, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music reserves the right to audition applicants further before final admission to the course.

    Psychology Pre-requisite

    Applicants should have completed at least 12.5 credit points of psychology studies at The University of Melbourne (or equivalent) tertiary level or an equivalent MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from an approved list. A list of suitable courses are listed in the Information Pack. An official transcript of the psychology prerequisite must be submitted by January 31st 2020 and is a prerequisite to enrolment. It is not possible to enrol without meeting this prerequisite by the set date. It is not possible to complete your psychology requirements at the same time as you are studying music therapy.


    Applicants must provide 3 referees: one character reference, one academic reference, and person who can attest to the applicant's musical ability. The referee details must be submitted in the SlideRoom component of the application. Referees will be sent a referee report to complete.

    English language requirements

    The University of Melbourne has a set of English language requirements which all applicants must meet. If you have completed a previous degree which was taught and assessed entirely in English you do not have to undertake a test.


    Applicants will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of $5USD payable via SlideRoom.

    You've chosen your degree and worked out when you want to start studying. Now all you need to do is apply using the course code M04AA.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible.
    2. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options.
    3. Complete a direct application via the University's application portal, click on
    4. Complete your SlideRoom application including your recorded material, academic writing and your referees.
    5. Prepare for your live interview
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