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LASALLE College of the Arts MA Music Therapy
LASALLE College of the Arts

MA Music Therapy

Singapore, Singapore

2 Years

English

Full time

30 Mar 2025

01 Aug 2025

SGD 10,764 / per semester

On-Campus

Introduction

Become a qualified music therapist and use your musical skills to improve people’s well-being.

The MA Music Therapy programme is delivered within a robust framework of musical aesthetic excellence, well-evidenced theories, and rigorous clinical practice training that is informed by professional ethics, guidelines, and best practices. It is the only such program in Singapore.

You will contribute to the health, wellness, and well-being of people across the lifespan of your practice that is deeply rooted in cultural contexts, including those encountered in Singapore and across the region.

The profession of music therapy is the scientifically informed use of music interventions within a therapeutic relationship that aims to provide functional, educational, rehabilitative, or well-being outcomes. Music therapists have a deeply rooted identity as musicians. With education/training, this relationship with music finds new meanings in the application of musical skills, aesthetic mastery, and therapeutic competencies within health-giving and health-maintaining contexts.

The practice involves working in therapeutic public health settings such as acute hospitals, community hospitals, hospices, mental health institutions, nursing homes, group homes, community centers, and NGOs, as well as providing consultations and care in private practices.

Music therapists provide therapeutic services across all age groups ranging from infants to children and adolescents, adults, and older adults (including those living with dementia). These services may be offered in such settings and contexts as pediatric units, education environments, medical facilities, and sspecializedprogramcare facilities including purpose-built palliative units and hospices.

Credentialed music therapists such as graduates from this programme are governed under a strict code of ethics and professional standards to ensure a high level of integrity in their practice with children and vulnerable adults.

Why apply

Become a trained music therapist: Develop the skills and knowledge needed to launch your career in the fast-growing field of art-based therapies.

First of its kind in Singapore: This programme is a response to the growing recognition of the important contribution music therapy can make to enabling people to tackle the challenges and difficulties they are facing and live fulfilled and resilient lives.

Vibrant creative community: Study in a dynamic learning environment and learn by practice through an extensive programme of clinical placements.

Real-world learning: Our curriculum is a carefully designed blend of contextualised context and practice suitable for Singapore and the region, plus an international orientation that makes it relevant to the wider international professional field of music therapy.

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