Preparing you for life as an accredited music, dance or drama therapist through industry-focused clinical placements and underpinned by cutting-edge research in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

Designed for arts educators, community arts workers, health workers and therapists interested in practising as drama or dance movement therapists, you will gain theoretical knowledge and professional practice across health, educational and community contexts.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode Blended
Closing date (DOM|INT)30 September 2021

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For those wishing to practice as music therapists, this course provides advanced theory, practice and research of music therapy. You will learn traditional and ground-breaking practical approaches to musical therapy practice across the life span.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
ModeOn campus (Southbank)
Closing date (DOM|INT)30 September 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

We train artists to become therapists and we're the only place in Australia to offer course specialisations in Dance movement and Drama.

Our programs are industry focused, providing clinical placements in diverse settings such as hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities, community health programs and private practice.

Taught by expert industry professionals, we offer state-of-the art facilities in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

We are so lucky to have some of the most knowledgeable and influential music therapists and researchers to guide us in our coursework. Not only are they a great source of knowledge, but they also challenge us to think independently and to think about carving our own paths in the future.

Andrew Bucknall
Master of Music Therapy
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