In this program, students explore the intersections between music, health, and overall wellbeing. Students take core requirements that establish breadth of understanding of the field by providing a cultural, neuroscience, social science, and applied perspective. This program will support musicians and community leaders looking to develop beginning knowledge and skills in research, program development, community engagement, and/or entrepreneurship within the music and health landscape, and includes professional opportunities in community and medical-based settings.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will:
- examine the scientific and cultural underpinnings for the use of arts-based experiences to impact health outcomes
- explore trends in practice and underlying ethical frameworks that are part of the professional toolkit of artists who use arts-based experiences to promote public health outcomes
- demonstrate beginning skills sets in arts-based research engagement for program/product development; and
- articulate the value of multidisciplinary collaboration for arts-based health promotion.
Core Courses (take two courses; 5 credits):
Electives (select three courses up to 6 credits):