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Music Therapy (MUTY) Classes

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. This listing is not considered authoritative. Please visit Access.SMU for authoritative course offerings including meeting times, professor, and more.

MUTY 1120: Clinical Orientation
The study of music therapy assessment, treatment procedures, and evaluation, through observation as well as literature and repertoire review. Each student will participate on a working music therapy team. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

MUTY 1320: Introduction to Music Therapy
An overview of the function of the music therapist, the history of the music therapy profession, and music in treatment procedures. The course is required of all music therapy majors and is open to others who may want information about the professional field of music therapy. Fall term. 

MUTY 3141: Developmental Music Therapy Practicum I
Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit developmentally delayed disorders. Fall term. Corequisite: MUTY 3211. 

MUTY 3142: Psychiatric Music Therapy Practicum II
Supervised observation of and therapeutic experience with persons who exhibit psychopathological disorders. Fall term. Corequisite: MUTY 3212. 

MUTY 3143: Medical Music Therapy Practicum III
Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with patients in medical settings. Spring term. Corequisite: MUTY 3213. 

MUTY 3144: Gerontological Music Therapy Practicum IV
Supervised observation and development of clinical skills with elderly clients. Spring term. Corequisite: MUTY 3214.

MUTY 3211: Developmental Music Therapy
A study of music therapy with developmentally disabled children and adults such as mentally retarded, visually disabled, and speech-impaired individuals. Corequisite: MUTY 3141.

MUTY 3212: Psychiatric Music Therapy
A study of music therapy with the health impaired, such as burn patients, AIDS patients, and obstetric patients. Spring term. Corequisite: MUTY 3143.

MUTY 3213: Medical Music Therapy
A study of music therapy with the health impaired, such as burn patients, AIDS patients and obstetric patients. Spring term. Corequisite: MUTY 3143.

MUTY 3214: Gerontological Music Therapy
A study of music therapy with elderly, gerontological clients. Spring term. Corequisite: MUTY 3144.

MUTY 4141, 4142 Music Therapy Practicum V, VI
Supervised clinical experience in the treatment and health maintenance of clients with clinical disorders.

MUTY 4144: Internship I
Three months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous full-time music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor required before, during, and after the internship. Because the internship extends beyond the regular 4-month term, enrollment for MUTY 4144 will occur for the term during which the internship begins; and for MUTY 4145, concurrently or the term immediately following. Prerequisite: Before the internship, all course, clinical, and preclinical work must be completed in the undergraduate music therapy degree or graduate equivalency program. 

MUTY 4145: Internship II
Second term continuation of MUTY 4144. An additional three months, or 520 clock hours, of continuous full-time music therapy experience in an AMTA-approved clinical facility. Reports from the intern and music therapy supervisor required before, during, and after the internship. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in or completion of MUTY 4144. 

MUTY 4340: Research Methods and Materials in Music Therapy
A study of representative research approaches and methods in music therapy, with emphasis on research designs, methods, materials, and analysis and interpretation of research literature. Spring term. Prerequisite: MUTY 4341 or instructor consent. 

MUTY 4341: Survey of Music Psychology
Basic study of music systems, with emphasis on perception of and responses to musical stimuli. Interpretation of the interdependence of psycho-socio-physiological processes in musical behavior, such as musical ability and preference. Fall term. 

MUTY 5340: Topics in Music Therapy
A survey of contemporary trends in music therapy, psychology, and medicine. The universality of  music  is  shown,  with  applications  in  modern  therapy,  medicine,  and  health.  Fall  term. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

MUTY 5341: Seminar in Clinical Music Therapy
A survey of contemporary trends in music therapy, psychology, and medicine. Through use of group process and self-exploration, students will develop a comprehensive, personalized, and demonstrable theory of clinical music therapy. Spring term.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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