Communication skills and social interaction are the foundation of the Music Therapy study programme. Improvisation is central to the study of Music Therapy, as it is an important method of tuning in to different clients, and connecting with them on their own terms.
The Music Therapy department has a strong research team and collaboration contracts with international and domestic research communities and institutions operating in the field. The field of Music Therapy continuously changes in response to the needs of society.
The Centre for Research in Music and Health (CREMAH) conducts research and several outreach programmes. Its objective is to expand knowledge about the relations between music and health.
We work within a line of treatment which focuses on client resources, meaning that the therapist looks for and highlights strengths rather than problems with the client. Initiating treatment on the basis of a client's small or great resources and skills in musical play will often advance existing abilities and allow the client to discover and develop new skills.
Students are trained for professions in health care, social work, and education. Music Therapists are employed in a number of public sectors and institutions, such as:
- Care of elders
- Drug habilitation
- Psychiatric care
- Prison care
- Special pedagogy
- Adult learning