Music on My Mind: Psychology and Music

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music on My Mind: Psychology and Music

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Music, Music Technology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Music psychology asks questions about music cognition and behaviour: Why can music move us to tears or to feelings of ecstasy? What is the relation between music, sex and cheescake? Can music make you smarter, and what is the Mozart Effect? Why do some tunes get stuck in your head? At what age do we first hear music? These and related questions are addressed through examination of music psychology and education, and the critical evaluation of the student's own musical tastes, preferences, beliefs and behaviours. Students will develop a critical understanding of music they listen to every day, and gain insights into what it is like to be a musician.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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