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Music Therapy

Mount Sinai Hospital NICU Photo by Robert Caplin
  • Bachelor's
  • 4 years, full-time
  • Dutch
  • Enschede

Make a difference with your musical talent. In the Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy you learn how to use music to connect with people and help them with their challenges. As an experienced therapist and musician, you contribute to the health of many.

Music Therapy

Why choose Music Therapy?

Unique in the Netherlands

After this course, you will be a therapist and a musician. In the Netherlands, this is the only bachelor course in music therapy at an academy of music.


Interested in neurologic music therapy? Fantastic! This accredited specialisation is only taught at our school.

Well-known lecturers

You will be taught by experienced lecturers with a great deal of expertise who also work in the field.

Music technology

In the TechLab, you learn how to use music technology for therapeutic purposes.

For all-rounders

After graduation, you can work in all sectors of health care, in the educational field, or you can set up your own practice.

Use your talent

During the course of your studies, you choose your own profile and the specialisation that matches your talent and the role that you want to fulfil as a music therapist.

Music and therapie

Music and Therapy: the course offers a inspiring mix between musical, personal and therapeutic development.

Use your musical talent for the benefit of others

You have a passion for music and you have mastered your instrument well. You already know that you can evoke something with music. in yourself and in the other. Music brings people in touch with their feelings. That is why music is such a powerful tool to use for therapy. We challenge you to investigate and explore how your knowledge and skills can contribute to the development and health of people, groups and organisations.

Solid musical basis

A solid musical basis is essential for a music therapist. Because if you make music virtually on automatic pilot, you can focus your attention optimally on the contact with your client. That is why you follow the Music Therapy course at ArtEZ at the academy of music. Thanks to the extensive attention paid to your musical skills, you will know how, why and when to use music best. As music therapy is always tailor-made, your flexibility as a trained musician comes in handy.

Making a difference

As a music therapist who has graduated from ArtEZ, you know exactly how to use music for the development of people, for treatment, for guidance or for prevention. You feel comfortable and flexible in your skills and knowledge. This makes you feel confident in your contact with clients and allows you to make a real difference.