What is the Program About?
This program is a flexible option for mature individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in music or those with degrees in related fields (e.g., psychology, special education, occupational therapy, Social Work, Nursing etc.) making a career change as music therapists. The Post Graduate Diploma Program prepares the individuals to begin clinical practice of medical music therapy after completing the course work and the required internship training in multispeciality hospitals across the country. The course also offers mentoring to the PGDMT students to develop skills and knowledge for specializations in areas such as oncology,.
|Semester I||Directed lectures|
|Traditional Healing System||15 hours|
|Music Therapy Foundations||45 hours|
|Music Therapy Clinical Applications||30 hours|
|Psychological Foundations||30 hours|
|practicum (online)||30 hours|
|Interdisciplinary Studies relating to Music Therapy||30 hours|
|Assessment and Models of Documentation||30 hours|
|Internship Training Practicals/Internship Training (Supervision)||750 hours|
|Portfolio (Supervision)||90 hours|
The Course is run online ( participants can attend classes from their home) for the first six months through WEBEX online plat and the next six months the participants have to attend full time supervised internship training in any one the designated internship centers in Chennai, Pondicherry or Hyderabad apart from online classes for the theory and practicum papers relating to the second semester. The course is thus for one year.
Our next batch of PGDMT commences on 18 11 2023 which is a weekend batch held between 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Saturdays and Sundays
Matured individuals with a bachelor degree in music/any bachelor degree with demonstrable very good musical skills acquired by obtaining a formal degree or learning by oral tradition could take up the course on completion of a successful interview and audition.
During the I semester, all classes are conducted completely in an online mode. The online classes provide comprehensive training on the theory and practice of music therapy during this semester. The classes are usually held between 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm on designated days of the week(evening batches) and between 10.00 am to 12.00 pm(weekend batch). There are also weekday Morning batches held between 9 to 11 am. These theory classes offered through online classrooms have interactive platforms for self learning experiences and instructor lead teaching. As a part of the course, the practical classes and internship training as a part of II semester is facilitated at three places in India at Chennai, Hyderabad and Pondicherry. All the modules are designed in such a manner that they not only provide didactic lectures in online classroom by expert faculty members but also provide internship training in multi specialty hospitals across the country.
The students enrolled for the PGDMT program will have an opportunity to try out all music therapy techniques and methods during the comprehensive internship training that is offered as a part of the program The School has a E Library equipped with latest books and research publications in music therapy from various international journals of repute.
The next batch of PGDMT begins on 18 11 2023
The Course fee is Rs. 96000/-
Application fee Rs.300/-
Total Fees Rs.96300/-
Examination fees (Rs.500/- per paper) to be paid at the time of examinations for both the semesters
Bank details for funds transfer by NEFT are furnished below.
Payments are accepted by NEFT after the intimation of admission to the PGDMT program by the administration.
Students are advised not to pay the fees along with the application for PGDMT as there is an interview and audition as criteria to pass for admission to the program.
Bank Account Name: Chennai School of Music Therapy Pvt. Ltd.
Nature of account: Current account
Account number 6013337595
IFSC Code: IDIB000P193
Bank Address: Indian Bank,
No.3, Medavakkam Main Raod,
After successful completion of the course, a written examination after Semester I and Semester II, and the internship training for 6 months, the candidates will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy certificate from Chennai School of Music Therapy Pvt. Ltd.
Students have to complete 750 hours of internship training under supervision in a hospital to take up the final exams and become eligible to get a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy
Those candidates who have been notified of admission to PGDMT program after attending interview and audition, if they are not able to take up the specific course for some reason, cannot be considered again for the same course if they apply for the second time. So, candidates to apply only if they have an intention to join the course.