Post Graduate Diploma in

Clinical Music Therapy

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Clinical Music Therapy is now in Academic Collaboration with St. Mira's College For Girls, Pune (Autonomous - Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University)

TMTT’s Music Therapy Academy and Advocacy Centre is home to India’s first clinical music therapy training programme, offering a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Clinical Music Therapy. This training programme provides students with the professional skills required to become qualified in this specialised profession.


The Music Therapy Academy and Advocacy Centre also serves as the National Resource Centre for a wide spectrum of professionals and partnerships throughout India and abroad. It offers services and information to health professionals, teachers, artists, corporations, parents, carers, national and international students seeking career advice, the general public and the media. As a resource centre it is involved in a wide variety of community and national educational programmes and projects year-round.

We start our next batch from 13th November 2018.
Deadline for submitting application is 12th October 2018.

How will the course be delivered?
  • Full-time students will attend group classes on site 3 days a week.

  • Part-time students will attend group classes on site 1.5 days per week.

  • The course is held over three 12-week terms per year, with 2-3 week breaks in between.

Programme Details


Duration: One year (Full Time) / Two years (Part Time)

Medium of Instruction: English

Programme Fee: Rupees 3 lakh


Am I eligible?

Applications will be considered on a case to case basis and the following eligibility criteria applies:


  • A high level of musical competence, i.e. a professional standard of proficiency on an instrument or voice, together with some keyboard/guitar skills where piano is not the first study

  • The potential to use musical skills in professional music therapy practice and the ability to communicate musically

  • Maturity of personality and self- awareness compatible with training as a therapist

  • Some experience of working within a setting and with clients relevant to the programme is preferred (e.g. children and adults with learning disabilities and autism or mental health problems or medical illnesses)

  • Evidence of a good command of written and spoken English

  • All applicants are required to supply the names of two referees; references are always taken up prior to offering a place

What will the interview be like?
  • Initial selection is made through submission of the application form

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, including a musical audition, at TMTT’s Music Therapy Academy and the submission of a short essay in English

  • Further information about what is required at interview will be supplied to shortlisted candidates

How is the course assessed?

The PGD is assessed by graded assignments including written work based on theoretical knowledge, and practical exams on clinical music therapy skills. All students will complete a dissertation on a music therapy subject of their choice. Participatory elements of the course such as the music therapy group, personal therapy and placement attendance will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. An examiner from Anglia Ruskin University, UK will assess the final case study presentation and viva.

How will I gain practical experience?

All students will attend a clinical placement one day a week. Placements offer the opportunity for students to put their music therapy skills into practice and prepare them for the world of work. Placements may take place in health care, social care or educational settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres or schools. All placements will be specifically chosen by TMTT in order to assure they are appropriate for professional learning. Previous clinical placements and partnerships have included Vimhans PrimaMed, The Indian Head Injury Foundation, Action for Autism, CAN Kids and Muskaan.

What will I have gained upon completion of the course?


• The knowledge, experience, skill and confidence to work as a professional music therapist within a range of clinical settings


• A thorough grounding in several theoretical viewpoints relevant to practice


• An understanding of clients’ therapeutic needs and the musical skills to meet those needs


• The experience of clinical placements in accordance with India’s standards of education and training with adequate supervision


• The necessary self-development and reflective skills to work as a therapist


• An understanding of basic research and research methodologies relevant to the field


• The capacity to set up music therapy work, research practice and relate to the wider discipline of music therapy

How do I apply?

To receive further information or to request an application pack please contact us:

Tel.: +91 11408 11862, +91 98999 81864


Location and Setting

The postgraduate diploma training will be based at the new centre for music therapy, research and training located at:

2nd Floor, A-23, A Block, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi 110019


It is easily accessible throughout Delhi and a 5-minute walk from the Greater Kailash metro station. This will be the site of all group lectures and 1:1 meetings throughout the course. The following facilities will be available for student use:

  • A large teaching room, with space for clinical work, workshops and meetings

  • A fully equipped music therapy room with instruments, audio and video

  • Computers with internet access, fax and telephone

  • Printing facilities

  • A library with music therapy and psychology texts

  • A designated notice board for the course and The Music Therapy Trust for student/staff communication, time-table information, dates of meetings, seminars and conferences

The Music Therapy Trust
2nd Floor, A-23, Block A
Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi 110019

Tel.: +91 11408 11862, +91 98999 81864

Email: Web:

To get your application form please submit your inquiry below


The Music Therapy Trust, Registered Charity No. E22876, 2nd Floor, A - 23,

Chittaranjan Park,

New Delhi 110019

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Landline: 01140811862

Mobile: +91 9899981864

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