Master of Arts Program (M.A.)
Music Therapy Entrance Exam
1. Observation: Applicants must observe at least 2 hours of music therapy sessions with the therapy staff(s) from the College of Music. Also, they need to write their observation, which will be used as an application document, and submit it to the music therapy department afterward. Sessions are available at the College of Music. Please contact the Music Therapy Department to schedule dates and times for observation at Facebook page: Music Therapy Thailand, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 02- 800-2525 (ext. 4113). This must be done prior to the Entrance Examinations.
2. Written exam: Write the exam in Thai and English Language up to the question.
- Basic knowledge about music therapy
- What kind(s) of clients the applicant wants to work with, and give example(s) of how a music therapist uses music with the clients
- Applicant’s opinions on ethics 4. Reading and writing skills in Thai and English languages
- Reading and writing skills in Thai and English languages
American Music Therapy Association. (2005). What is music therapy. https://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy/
Davis, W., Gfeller, K. E., & Thaut, M. (2008). An introduction to the theory and practice of music therapy (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill College. Hanser, S. B. (1999). The new music therapist’s handbook. Boston, MA: Berklee Press Publications.
3. Audition and Interview Requirements: The session will begin with performance of the prepared works. The applicant must perform the followings:
- ONE major work in a major performance medium
- TWO standard or popular songs (including ONE children song and ONE standard or popular song for adolescents/adults/seniors) own guitar accompaniment
- ONE standard or popular song for adolescents/adults/seniors sung with own piano accompaniment
In addition, the applicant will be interviewed and asked to answer questions on leadership and interaction with others. The audition will take 20-30 minutes per person.
English Proficiency Requirement
All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus).
|MU GRAD PLUS|
(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
(Except Doctoral Level)
Higher Graduate Diploma
W = Writing, S = Speaking
Thai Language Proficiency Requirement for International Student
(only for MA and PhD)
Both MA and PhD programs at the College of Music, Mahidol University are Thai programs. For non-native Thai speakers, you will need to submit a proof of Thai language proficiency as below:
|CU-TFL||N + (Novice Plus)|
|Or Thai Language Proficiency Test from an accredited institution||CEFR A2|
1. The CU-TFL is a standardized exam designed by the Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute to evaluate Thai language proficiency in speech, reading comprehension, listening, and writing. For more information regarding the CU-TFL, please contact Ms. Paveena Kanjanapayont at email@example.com or by phone at 02-218-9481.
2. Novice Plus or CEFR A2 levels are equal to the abilities of primary and junior high school students in the Thai education system.
3. For students with ID’s 65 onwards
Music Theory and History Placement Exam
Basic Music Proficiencies
All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music
subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take
additional review courses during the first year of study.
1. Required Exams
|Western Instruments||1. Western Music Theory 2. Western Music History|
|Thai/Eastern Instruments||1. Western Music Theory 2. Thai Music Theory and History|
|Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)||1. Jazz Proficiency Exam|
2. General Exam Information
(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major
prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts
(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.
(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.
3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams
The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams
|Type||Required Exams||Basic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies|
|Western Instruments||1. Western Music Theory||MSTC 530||MSTC 632|
|2. Western Music History||MSCY521||MSCY 641|
|Thai/Eastern Instruments||1. Western Music Theory||MSTC 530||MSTC 632|
|2. Thai Music Theory and History||MSTH512|
|MSCY 522||MSCY 641|
|Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)||1. Jazz Proficiency Exam||MSJA 511||–|
MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review
MSCY 521 Perspective of Western Music History
MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History
MSTH 512 Thai Music Theory Review
MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History
MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review
MSTC 632 Music Theory and Analysis in Graduate Level
MSCY 641 History of Music in Graduate Level
|Major||Year 1||Year 2||All Program|
|Music Therapy (Plan A)||169,400||152,200||321,600|
|Music Therapy (Plan B)||169,400||159,100||328,500|