|Description:||The Music Therapy program at Capilano University offers the third and fourth years leading to the Bachelor of Music Therapy. The degree program is designed so that you may enter third year with a variety of backgrounds: music, general arts, education, or nursing etc. All four years may be completed at Capilano University.
This program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop competencies in such areas as music therapy and practice; clinical disorders; assessment, planning, intervention and documentation; improvisation; cultural awareness; counselling skills and group dynamics; and basic research. The program blends academic and experiential course work. Each semester contains a practicum placement allowing you to apply our classroom learning in supervised clinical settings, to design, implement and evaluate your own treatment programs. Students deepen their experience of music, creative expression and the role of the arts. They are encouraged to explore their values, beliefs, feelings and communication patterns, to increase their effectiveness in the profession.