The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is designed to train students in clinical applications of music, blending musical skills with specialized training in the areas of psychology and the behavioral and natural sciences. In order to graduate, degree candidates will demonstrate technical command of three instruments (voice, guitar, keyboard) sufficient to be able to communicate and improvise through music in various clinical settings. They will also successfully complete a Music Therapy Internship and a capstone research project. For more information on this program, contact Dr. Janice Dvorkin at email@example.com. (Auditions and Scholarships info - bottom of page)
We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.
Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.
A. 29-33 credit hours of Musicianship:
B. 27 credit hours in Applied Music and other required upper level:
Lessons in major instrument - six semesters (2 credits each). The major instrument is the one on which the student has previous knowledge.
C. 32 credit hours in Music Therapy:
D. 19 credit hours in behavioral/natural sciences (including 13 hours taken as part of the Core, indicated by “**”)
E. 33 required credit hours of General Studies in addition to those indicated by "**" above; (see http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/corecurriculum.htm for detailed list of courses).
MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1144 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.
Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper-
division (3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all
requirements for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.