St. Mira's College For Girls, Pune

Autonomous - Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University * Undertaking

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Re-accredited by NAAC 'A' Grade (Fourth Cycle April 2023) 2023 : NAAC score 3.19 2017 : NAAC score 3.41 2012 : NAAC score 3.03 Awarded: Best College-SPPU (2002); , UGC-CPE (2005), UGC-CPE (2010)

PGD-Music Therapy


The Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy is a training program for musicians and health professionals who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, have a musical background and are passionate about using music as a tool for healing. The Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy is taught by certified music therapists with a Master’s degree in clinical music therapy. The training can be undertaken full-time over 40 weeks at 40 hours per week or part-time over 80 weeks at 20 hours per week.


Students are guided systematically through a series of carefully designed steps towards professional competence, initially focusing on the clinical context of music therapy and the theory underpinning it, towards the practical implementation of knowledge and skills gained through supported clinical practice.

Students will be taught to practise professionally and flexibly with a wide range of client presentations within the health system, education, social services and private sector.

Eligibility Criteria

A musical background, preferably with some formal training in dance and/or amusical instrument, including the voice.

A degree e.g. (BA, BSc) or Post Graduate Qualification.

Proficiency in both written and spoken English.

All applicants are required to supply a reference from either their employeroracademic tutor.

Course Content

Coursework is divided into four streams representing different elements of the training. Each stream is divided into units. The four main streams are:

Stream 1: Clinical Music Therapy in Theory and Practice (CMT/TP)

Stream 2: Clinical Music Therapy Methods and Techniques (CMT/MT)

Stream 3: Reflexive and Experiential Learning (RL/EL)

Stream 4: Tutorials/Instrumental Tuition (TU/IT)

Course Evaluation

Internal External
Subject Name/Code Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Exit Exams
Clinical Music Therapy in Theory and Practice (CMT/TP) Assessment 1 (25 Marks) Assessment 2 (25 Marks) Case Study (50 Marks) Viva Voce (50 Marks)
Music Therapy Methods and Techniques (MT/MT) Performance: Accompanying (20 Marks) Performance: Solo (20 Marks) Clinical improvisation exam (50 Marks)
Reflexive Learning (RL) Reflexive Journal/ Reflexive discussion group (10 Marks)
Internship End of Internship assessment (50 Marks)
Total Marks = 300
The candidates overall mark out of 300 will be converted to a percentage score
Final Percentage Grade
80-100 O : Outstanding
70-79 A+ : Excellent
60-69 A : Very Good
55-59 B+ : Good
50-54 B : Above Average
45-49 C : Average
40-44 P : Pass
0-39 F : Yet to Clear
AB : Absent

This course is 1440 hours which is equivalent to 144 credits (UK) or 96 credits (India).

Academic Staff

Director and Head Lecturer: Katherine Martin (B’Ed Hons, MT-MA)

Course Tutors: Dr. Melissa Elliot (BAHons, MMus, MT-PGDip, PhD), Smruthi Murali (MA Applied Psch, MT-PGDip)

Course Tutor and External Examiner: Min-Jeong Bae (Ph.D, MT-BC, FAMI)

External Examiner: Dr. Jaya Rajagopalan (Principal In-charge, St. Mira's College for Girls, Pune).

Course Schedule

The Course is likely to begin from 15th July, 2021 based on the mandates/guidelines provided by the government.

Student Intake and Fees

Student Intake - 15-20

For information on course fees see additional document.

Scholarships are available.

Contact Us

Course Director - Katherine Martin:

Contact Number: +91 99875 87054