Music Therapy

The ArtEZ Academy of Music, ranked #1 in the Netherlands for it’s Bachelor’s in Music Therapy course, is excited to announce it’s new full-time and part-time English Master’s of Music Therapy.

This Master’s course allows Bachelor’s level music therapists to study in an innovative research-based course with programmes integrating the latest in music technology, advanced music therapy approaches, community music therapy, musicality and improvisational skills, advanced counseling techniques, neurosciences and neuromusicology. This ArtEZ course is nationally recognized by the National Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) for its specialization in the evidence-based practice of Neurologic Music Therapy, and after successful completion of this course, students will earn a certificate of professional affiliation from The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. If you have a degree in Music you may qualify for our one year Pre-Master of Music Therapy course, which prepares you to apply for the Master of Music Therapy course. 

This is the Master of Music Therapy course at ArtEZ:

Our Master of Music Therapy (MMT) course is designed to offer professional music therapists the opportunity to advance their clinical and research expertise in an neuroscience and research-based program. The curriculum focuses on providing you with advanced musical, clinical and research skills in evidence-based music therapy. ArtEZ’s course prepares you to be an expert and an/or innovator in your field of interest or work, by becoming a cutting-edge thinker and researcher. The course takes place in the creative environment of the international ArtEZ Academy of Music Enschede and all programmes are taught in English.
To conclude the course, you will develop an original research study or a culminating project; in which learned course outcomes from the program will be integrated with the professional’s experience and development. With this thesis you will make a unique, original and creative contribution to the field of music therapy and to society. Along this process, specialized supervision and tutoring will be provided and you will have the opportunity to share your work with the open community at ArtEZ and beyond. 

Our programme focusses on:

  • Advanced musical skills and artistic development within music therapy
  • Community building and resilient leadership in music therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral music therapy with different populations
  • Development of clinical and expertise in areas of interest of the student
  • Development of advanced music therapeutics skills for treatment of clients with multiple or complex problems, e.g. through music therapy technology
  • Neuroscientific and evidence-based thinking
  • Development of own innovative research in the field
  • Experiencing interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Training, tutoring and supervision by expert international professors
  • Adherence to international norms for a Master of Music Therapy, including the American Music Therapy Association and the NVvMT (Dutch Music Therapy Association).

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree course can be completed on a fulltime in 1-year time (60 ECTS) or part-time basis in 2-years (30/30 ECTS). Both versions start in August 2018 if there is enough interest. For 2017-2018, teaching days are Thursdays and Fridays (full-time) and Fridays (part time). The curriculum begins on Monday 27 August, with a welcome meeting “Meet the Masters” and will be followed by an intensive Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training. The part-time course load is roughly 20 hours a week (including teaching day).