Master’s Degree in Music Therapy
This master’s degree is in the process of being officially recognized.
|Calendar||1st year: September 30, 2022 - June 17, 2023
2nd year: October 6, 2023 - June 21, 2024
Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Sunday from 9.30am to 1.30pm
|Teaching language||Catalan, Spanish, English|
|Mode||Part-time: one weekend a month, face-to-face at the ESMUC (Friday afternoon to Sunday noon).
Everything else, online.
|Fees credit||95,28 €|
Music is inherent to human beings and is a means of expression, development, health and cohesion for people. Music Therapy is a scientifically based professional specialty which uses music to improve the lives of people with special needs in educational, health and social domains.
In ESMUC you’ll acquire the skills that will help you develop as a Music Therapist, and you’ll experience the profession from the first moment, with professionals who currently work in leading specialized centres, and with the best teachers and researchers in each field.
In addition, students in this master’s degree have access to music classrooms, recording classrooms, a wide variety of instruments and the opportunity to actively participate in the experiences and musical activities offered by the center.
In addition to the general requirements to access any master’s degree, the student must show:
The following criteria will be taken into account for the assessment of musical skills:
In addition, it is requested:
An online or face-to-face personal interview will be conducted.
Although the master’s degree can be taken in 1 year exceptionally, following the training criteria recommended by the European Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC) and the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT), it is recommended that this master’s degree be completed in two years. academic years, part-time. The syllabus consists of the following subjects and subjects:
|Common compulsory subjects|
|Theoretical foundations of music therapy|
|Introduction to music therapy||Q1||2|
|Introduction to music therapy research||Q3||2|
|Psychological and neuroscientific bases of Music Therapy||Q1||2|
|Methodological foundations of music therapy|
|Application of music therapy in the different areas of interaction||Annual||8|
|Professional aspects of music therapy||Annual||2|
|Work models in music therapy||Annual||5|
|Music and technological resources in music therapy|
|Functional instrumental training||Annual||6|
|Technological Resources: Basic Tools and Clinical Applications||Q3||1|
|Composition / Improvisation||Annual (2n year)||3|
|Body techniques in the clinical context||Q2||2|
|Formation and practice of sets||Q2 and Q3||2|
|Clinical and therapeutic resources in Music Therapy|
|Music therapy and self-experience||Annual||1|
|Psychotherapies-Psychotherapeutic models||Annual (2n year)||4|
|external internships I||Annual||2|
|external internships II||Anual (2n year)||4|
|Final Master's Thesis|
|Final project||Annual (2n year)||6|
The purpose of this program is to train professional music therapists, in an environment of high musical level, so that they can work in a variety of fields: educational, health and community.
The learning process that students will carry out in this master’s degree must lead them to a preparation that ensures their professional competence together with the empowerment and optimization of their personal development. The training offers future specialists the knowledge and theoretical and practical skills that they will need in professional practice, as well as the methodological rigor and the attitude of constant self-improvement that will lead them to be agents of the development of the profession. Continuing education is essential for this profession, which is constantly evolving.
The objectives of the Master in Music Therapy are:
The music therapist must be prepared to care for people – whether they are children, young people, adults or the elderly – with some kind of need. Its areas of intervention are educational, medical-hospital and socio-community.
In all of them, the necessary competencies of a professional music therapist are located in three areas:
Competencies in the field of music include: mastery of accompaniment instruments, mastery of the voice, improvisation, conducting ensembles, composition, arrangements, knowledge of a variety of repertoire and musical styles among others, as well as techniques. pedagogical related to music education that allow the adaptation to the different levels of the participants.
Clinical competencies include: empathy, ability to observe from an ethical and respectful perspective, knowledge of supportive and psychotherapeutic techniques in specific groups, assessment, design, treatment planning, and communication and teamwork.
Music therapy skills include: self-experience, knowledge of the psychological and neuroscientific foundations of music therapy, understanding of the theoretical foundations of music therapy, familiarity with different methodological guidelines, knowledge of the scientific literature on the subject, as well as mastery of music therapy techniques. specific to specific environments and groups.
The professional careers of a trained music therapist are very wide, as the fields of application of music therapy are diverse: educational, medical-hospital and socio-community. Thus, our graduates work in:
Coordination: Dra. Melissa Mercadal
This master’s degree has the collaboration and participation of a good number of music therapist professors with specialization and a long professional career and who are fully active in clinical practice and research.
The structure and organization of the classes is fully integrated in the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), with the aim that students combine different abilities: the reception of information through theoretical classes, l ‘learning technical skills through practical experience, and personal introspection through experiences and reflections on appropriate attitudes and behaviors in order to adapt and adapt to the needs and demands of the environment. We share and defend the importance of addressing the human dimension, both in terms of the type of problems being treated, and in terms of the human component that must always be present in any therapeutic action.
|Dra. Clancy, Catherine|
|Dr. Herrera, Perfecto|
|Dra. Martí, Patrícia|
|Dra. Mercadal, Melissa|
|Dra. Pérez Molina, Lourdes|
In addition, each year, other nationally and internationally recognized professors are invited to give seminars, master classes, specific monographs, participate in seminars and training workshops.
It is based on the premise that the music therapist is a person and a professional with a strong connection to music, and that he / she undertakes to use it for therapeutic purposes, within a helping relationship, with people who they present some kind of need and / or special support.
The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya has Erasmus agreements with more than 70 European centers. which allows the exchange of students and teachers of various Music Therapy programs: Guildhall School of Music; Vienna University of Music and Dramatic Art; Norwegian Academy of Music; Kódaly Institute (Hungary), among others.
From the field of Music Therapy, we work closely for the mutual knowledge of the academic and practical programs and the students benefit from this joint work and exchange.
Relations are also maintained with American centers such as West Virginia University (WVU); Seattle Pacific University and the Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care to facilitate the exchange of faculty and students.
These exchanges give the possibility to know first hand the practice of this discipline from diverse cultural realities.