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.

Our Master of Music Therapy (MMT) course offers professional music therapists the opportunity to advance and innovate their clinical and research expertise in an neuroscience and research-based programme. ArtEZ’s course prepares you to be an expert and/or an innovator in your field of interest or work, by becoming a cutting-edge thinker and researcher. 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:

  • A curriculum that focuses on providing you with advanced musical, clinical and research skills in evidence-based music therapy.
  • You will follow a programma, integrating the latest in music technology, advanced music therapy approaches, community music therapy, musicality and improvisational skills, advanced counseling techniques, neurosciences and neuromusicology.
  • Cognitive behavioral music therapy with different populations.
  • Development of clinical expertise in areas of your interest.
  • 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).
  • Recognized by the National Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) for its specialization in the evidence-based practice of Neurologic Music Therapy. After successful completion of this course, you will earn a certificate of professional affiliation from The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. 
  • The course takes place in the creative environment of the international ArtEZ Academy of Music Enschede.

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).