Music Therapy Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2017–summer 2018 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2017, search major grids for past catalog years.

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    Core

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    Major

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    Liberal Arts

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    Electives

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-111 Private Instruction 1 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-P10x LENS Seminar - choose 1
LENS-P101 Engaging with Artistic Space
LENS-P103 Engaging with Boston Culture and History (Boston only)
LENS-P105 Engaging with Contemporary Issues
LENS-P107 Engaging with the Community through Service Learning
LENS-P109 Engaging with Valencia Culture and History (Valencia only)
2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
LENG-223 Literature 3
LSOC-211 General Psychology 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-231 Solfege 1 2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
MTH-201 Introduction to International Music Therapy 3
MTH-211 Mind-Body Disciplines for the Musician * 1
ISGT-231 Guitar Class 1 * 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-232 Solfege 2 2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
MTH-231 Music in Special Education * 2
MTH-232 Music Therapy Practicum 1: Special Education * 2
MTH-351 Exceptional Children ** 3
ISGT-232 Guitar Class 2 * 1
ISKB-221 Keyboard Class 1 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
COND-221/222 Vocal or Instrumental Conducting for Music Education Majors 2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
LSOC-311 Psychology of Music * 3
MTH-312 Music Therapy Practicum 2: Clinical Application * 2
MTH-301 Behavioral Assessment and Observation * 3
ISKB-222 Keyboard Class 2 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
MHIS-P20X History of Music in the European Tradition - choose 1
MHIS-201 History of Music in the European Tradition: Topics
MHIS-P202 History of Music in the European Tradition: Iconic Works
MHIS-P203 History of Music in the European Tradition: Chronology
2
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
LSOC-421 Abnormal Psychology 3
MTH-331 Research in Music Therapy * 2
MTH-332 Music Therapy Practicum 3: Research * 2
ISPC-231 Percussion for Music Therapy * 1
ILVC-210 Elements of Vocal Technique for Non-Voice Principals 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
MHIS-P22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States - choose 1
MHIS-P221 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Topics
MHIS-P222 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Icons
MHIS-P223 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Chronology
2
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
MTH-411 Music in Psychotherapy * 2
MTH-281 Technology for Music Therapists * 2
MTH-412 Music Therapy Practicum 4: Adults * 2
XXXX-xxx Approved Specified Elective * 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) - choose 1
MHIS-P317 19th Century Program Music
MHIS-322 History of Rock Music
MHIS-P325 History of American Musical Theater
MHIS-331 History of Film Music
MHIS-341 African American Music, History, and Culture - Contemporary Connections
MHIS-342 The Music of the English-Speaking Caribbean Islands
MHIS-P343 Survey of Brazilian Music History
MHIS-347 Music of Women Composers
MHIS-353 African American Composers: Classical Tradition
MHIS-361 Concert Music after 1945
2
LMSC-424 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
LSOC-xxx Any additional psychology elective 3
MTH-431 Music Therapy and Medicine 2
MTH-432 Music Therapy Practicum 5: Clinical Application 2
MTH-475 Music Therapy Senior Seminar 0
Total Credits 12

Semester 9

Course # Title Credits
MTH-495 Music Therapy Internship * 6
Total Credits 6

* Offered spring and fall only

** Offered summer and fall only

Some students choose to study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that music therapy majors consult with the chair or contact the study abroad office.