Music Therapy

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

Our Master of Music Therapy (MMT) programme, entirely taught in English language, offers professional music therapists the opportunity to advance and innovate their clinical and research expertise in the creative and international environment of ArtEZ University of the Arts. The MMT prepares you to develop expertise and innovative thinking in music therapy applied to clinical practice, community building, technology and research. 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 programme.

This is the Master of Music Therapy course at ArtEZ:

  • The MMT has a curriculum that focuses on providing you with advanced musical, clinical and research skills in evidence-based music therapy.
  • You will follow courses on music technology, advanced music therapy approaches, community music therapy, cognitive behavioral music therapy, musicality and improvisational skills, advanced counseling techniques, neurologic music therapy and the neuroscientific foundations of music therapy.
  • You will be able to develop your clinical expertise in areas of your interest.
  • ArtEZ provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Training, tutoring and supervision by expert clinicians and professors is facilitated.
  • You will receive personalized tutorship, as well as research tutorship throughout your studies.
  • 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 graduate programme  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 the month of August of each school year. Both courses take place in the building on bi-weekly basis with additional online-courses. Lessons take place on Thursdays and Fridays (full-time) and Fridays (part time). The part-time course load is roughly 20 hours a week (including teaching day).The curriculum starts with a welcome meeting 'Meet the Masters' and will be followed by an intensive Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training. Every schoolyear ends with a 'Master Symposium', open to the public.