Music Therapy Bachelor's Degree

This information is valid for catalog year fall 2021–summer 2022 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2021, search major grids for past catalog years.

There are 59 required credits (38 credits in the music therapy core, 15 credits in LAS courses, and 6 credits in instrumental courses) specific to this major in addition to the B.M. required core music courses (41 credits) and liberal arts courses (39 credits, 12 of which count towards the major-specific LAS credits) for a degree total of 127 credits

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-10x LENS Seminar 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-1xx Arranging 1: choose one
AR-111 Arranging 1 Entering
AR-123 Arranging 1 Continuing
2
ET-1xx Ear Training 2: choose one
ET-112 Ear Training 2
ET-123 Ear Training 2 Entering
2
HR-11x Harmony 2: choose one
HR-112 Harmony 2
HR-114 Harmony 2 Entering
2
LENG-223 Literature 3
MTH-201 Introduction to Music Therapy 3
ISGT-230 Intermediate Clinical Guitar for Music Therapy * 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-2xx

Ear Training 3: choose one
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-223 Ear Training 3 Entering
ET-231 Solfege 1

2
HR-21x Harmony 3: choose one
HR-211 Harmony 3
HR-213 Harmony 3 Entering
HR-215 Harmony 3 Intensive
2
LSOC-211 General Psychology 3
MTH-220 Creative/Recreative Methods in Music Therapy 3
ISGT-330 Advanced Clinical Guitar for Music Therapy 1
ISKB-231 Keyboard for Music Therapy 1 1
ILVC-210 Elements of Vocal Technique for Non-voice Principals 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-2xx

Ear Training 4: choose one
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-224 Ear Training 4 Entering
ET-232 Solfege 2

2
HR-21x Harmony 4: choose one
HR-212 Harmony 4
HR-214 Harmony 4 Entering
HR-216 Harmony 4 Intensive
2
MTH-250 Clinical Orientation to Music Therapy 1 2
MTH-255 Receptive Methods in Music Therapy 3
ISKB-232 Keyboard for Music Therapy 2 1
Total Credits 13

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
COND-21x Conducting 1: choose one
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
MTH-300 Clinical Orientation to Music Therapy 2 2
MTH-305 Improvisation Methods in Music Therapy 3
ISPC-231 Percussion for Music Therapy 1
LSOC-212 Psychology of Music 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
COND-21x Conducting 2: choose one
COND-212 Conducting 2
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose one) 2
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
MTH-320 Music Therapy Internship Preparation 1
MTH-350 Advanced Music Therapy Practicum 1 3
LSOC-421 Abnormal Psychology 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
MHIS-20X History of Music in the European Tradition (choose one) 2
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
LMSC-424 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
MTH-400 Advanced Music Therapy Practicum 2 3
MTH-xxx Music Therapy Elective: choose one
MTH-211 Mind-Body Disciplines for Musicians
MTH-281 Technology for Music Therapists
MTH-351 Exceptional Children
MTH-420 Community Music Therapy
MTH-490 Directed Study Music Therapy
2
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
MTH-410 Introduction to Music Therapy Research 3
MTH-430 Professional Topics in Music Therapy 2
LSOC-xxx Psychology Elective
Choose from LSOC-214, LSOC-216, LSOC-223, LSOC-307, LSOC-318, LSOC-411, or LSOC-431.
3
XXXX-xxx Major Elective or Music Therapy Elective
Choose from MTH-211, MTH-281, MTH-315, MTH-420, MTH-490, ICE-125, ICE-225, ICE-325, ICE-425, PM-330, PM-340, SW-211, or SW-221.
2
Total Credits 15

Semester 9

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

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.