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New study and training program: ARTS FOR HEALTH 

With the one-semester certificate course "ARTS FOR HEALTH", which will be offered at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University in Vienna from April of this year, there is for the first time in Austria the possibility of a corresponding education and further training linked to a university institution. 

The program is primarily aimed at musicians, dancers and artists (or students of these subjects) who would like to create sustainable professional perspectives in the field of Arts for Health or who are already active in this sector. 
Similarly, the program is open to physicians, therapists and nurses (or students of these disciplines) who (would like to) use music in their daily work or need know-how regarding the connections between music and physiology in general. 
physiology in general. In the form of elective modules, relevant previous knowledge is taken into account, which makes it possible to focus on artistic or medical teaching content.
Particularly characteristic of "Arts for Health" are the direct and immediate cooperation of artists with those affected, the preventive approach ("act early" - for example, before the onset of dementia) and out-of-hospital areas of application. This distinguishes Arts for Health from music therapy, which has been legally regulated in Austria since 2009, as well as from music medicine in the classical sense.
Among the lecturers of the curriculum, which comprises a total of 12 semester hours per week (with corresponding ECTS credits), are numerous prominent names from the fields of music, dance and medicine, including members of the board of the 
Association ARTS for HEALTH AUSTRIA as well as members of the Medical University of Vienna and the IMC FH Krems. 
The cost for participation in SS 2023 is 980.- Euro, the lessons will take place in the vast majority online as well as blocked.

For further questions about the dates and registration please contact 

Authored on March 13th, 2023