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Creative Music Therapy

Western Sydney University

24 months
21420 AUD/year
28400 AUD/year
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Be a part of intensive musical, therapeutic, and academic studies with an emphasis on clinical musicianship and supervised clinical work. The Creative Music Therapy program at Western Sydney University puts you on the path to be a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA).


The Creative Music Therapy program at Western Sydney University includes study of the history and professional development of music therapy, the various methodologies and theoretical constructs behind clinical work being carried out in more than 40 countries. The focus is on a deep, formal understanding of clinical and human issues that confront clinicians working in the community, as well as ethical and professional responsibilities.

Learn how to use music therapeutically through improvising, composing and arranging, to meet the needs of individuals and groups, as you develop your deep awareness and understanding of music. Take a 'hands on' approach with work in external music therapy placements with people at all stages of life, from early childhood settings, palliative care and rehabilitation environments. All under the professional supervision of Registered Music Therapists.

Your career

As a graduate in creative music therapy, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Therapy Skills
  • Music Therapy Method
  • Music Therapy Theory and Practice
  • Creative Music Therapy Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 060978M

  • All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies, you are required to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21420 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21420 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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