The Bachelor of Music Therapy degree program prepares students for careers as music therapists. The program provides the interdisciplinary and clinical training necessary to meet the emotional, mental and physical health care needs of clientele. Music therapists may work in a variety of settings - in private practice or on staff at hospitals, hospices, schools or other facilities. While salaries vary according to location, employment opportunities are increasing nationwide, particularly in preventative, innovative and gerontological services. Music therapy, among other allied health care professions, has been identified in Field’s 100 Best Careers as a promising career.
Students will need to pass an entrance audition and interview at the freshman level to be in the program. The purpose of this audition is to demonstrate the student’s level of preparation upon entering Georgia College and to acquaint the music therapy faculty with the student’s potential. Please contact the Georgia College Department of Music for specific criteria regarding audition pieces and to complete the audition application.
The program consists of four years of academic work, followed by a six-month, full-time, off-campus internship. In addition, supervised clinical experiences are an integral part of the curriculum. While in the program, students will take courses that focus on music theory, the psychology of music, conducting and music history. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT). Qualified applicants will also be eligible to receive the MT-BC credential.
This program is designed to satisfy the current educational requirements of, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The program is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association.
- BMT Handbook
- BMT Grad Checklist
- Protect Your Hearing
- Degree Equivalency Checklist
- Course Descriptions
Creative Arts Therapies
130 Health Sciences Building | Campus Box 67
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-2645
Fax: (478) 445-4532