The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Creative Arts and Health Certificate

academic-degrees_arttherapy_certThe New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music offers its students a unique opportunity to earn a certificate in Creative Arts and Health along with a BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music.

More and more, students are finding ways to earn a living by using their musical skills and education in areas beyond performance. The field of music therapy offers such opportunities.

Students complete this certificate program while fulfilling the requirements for the BFA degree. Requirements for the certificate are

  • Two psychology courses
  • Six courses in Creative Arts and Health
  • An internship

(These courses also satisfy BFA liberal arts and studio requirements.)

Testimonies from Students Who Earned the Creative Arts and Health Certificate

Completing the Creative Arts and Health Certificate along with my bachelor's degree allowed me to explore the growing field of music therapy. Learning classroom techniques on-site and pursuing an internship gave me the hands-on experience I needed. The certificate strengthened my degree and prepared me for a job in which I can make a difference in people's lives and for application to a master's program.

—Ilana Worrell, vocalist

I have played at venues such as The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center, but those experiences were not as gratifying as playing at the hospice center where I volunteer. I highly recommend the Creative Arts and Health Certificate. The program enabled me to explore music's healing effects and share them with others. The faculty, many of whom are practitioners in clinical settings, inspired me profoundly. 

—Aaron Shragge, trumpet

Read more about the certificate program in Creative Arts and Health.

 
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