MUSIC THERAPY (MUSIC THERAPY (MUTH)

1301 Introduction to Music Therapy

This course presents an overview of the theory, history, and research base of Music Therapy. Applications of Music Therapy in various settings and with various populations are reviewed and demonstrated. No prerequisite. (Fall)

2271 Clinical Orientation

This course presents an overview of the clinical treatment process ethics, and group process as preparation for future practicum and intern experiences. Students are required to observe and report on five music therapy sessions with practicing music therapists in the San Antonio, Austin, and South Texas areas. Prerequisite: MUTH 1301 (Spring)

2351 Music in Therapy I

This course includes the study and clinical practice of Music Therapy for specific populations. This semester focuses on working with children from birth to adolescence. Students participate in and lead Music Therapy interventions in clinical sessions under the supervision of a Registered or Certified Music Therapist who is working in the San Antonio or Austin area. Prerequisites: MUTH 2271 and permission of instructor. (Fall)

2352 Music in Therapy II

This course is a continuation of MUTH 2351 with a focus on working with adolescents and adults in emotional distress. Prerequisite: MUTH 2351. (Spring)

3353 Music in Therapy III

This course is a continuation of MUTH 2352 with a focus on working within geriatric and medical settings. Prerequisite: MUTH 2352. (Fall)

2388 Piano Improvisation

This class teaches skill development and creative exploration of piano improvisation techniques. The knowledge and skill of various styles of keyboard accompaniment obtained in this course are applied to clinical fieldwork experiences and classroom experiences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (As needed)

3301 Psychology of Music

This course is an in-depth study of the principles underlying the practice of Music Therapy and musical behavior. Psychoacoustics, auditory perception, emotions and meaning in music, music in cultures, and music and its relationship to development and behavior are specifically addressed. Prerequisite: PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology. NOTE: Psychology majors may take this course to fulfill the Core Fine Arts requirement. (As needed)

3305 Creative Improvisation in Therapy

In this course, improvisational techniques for therapeutic purposes are explored and experienced. Improvisational media include music and sound patterns, music and movement, and techniques of communicating with others through music. Prerequisite: MUTH 1301 and MUTH 2271. (As needed)

4300 Senior Seminar

This course provides an update on current research and research techniques. A senior Music Therapy project and a presentation of the project are required. Prerequisites: Completion of all course-work for Music Therapy degree and permission of instructor. (Taken concurrently with MUTH 4301)

4301 Internship I

Through this course, Music Therapy students partially complete a 1056-hour (minimum) clinical internship at an approved site in the South Texas area. Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework for Music Therapy degree, successful completion of the piano improvisation test, and permission of instructor. This course is taken twice to fulfill the six hour internship requirement. (As needed)

4201 Internship II

Through this course, Music Therapy students partially complete a 1056-hour (minimum) clinical internship at an approved site in the South Texas area. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (As needed)

4101 Internship III

Through this course, Music Therapy students partially complete a 1056-hour (minimum) clinical internship at an approved site in the South Texas area. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (As needed)

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