Performance

Whatever aspect of performance you are engaged in, York St John University offers a creative platform for your individual expression. With passionate tutors and fantastic technicians, our dedicated facilities will allow you to express yourself creatively as well as supporting you through your studies.

Performance courses

Digital Music BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: J933   Duration: 3 years full-time (part-time available on request)

Digital Music BA (Hons) is based on Music Production BA (Hons) and shares its focus on creativity and production technology. This course, though, is specially focussed for those whose musical instrument is the digital audio workstation (DAW) itself. Digital Music enables you to explore digitally based approaches to composition and electronic music creation and to market and sell your own music effectively.


Drama & Comedy BA (Hons)*

UCAS course code: W444   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

There is nothing quite as serious as comedy and nothing quite as funny either. It needs all the skill of the performer, the dedication of the professional and a good deal of wry wit to communicate the failings and absurdities of world. And of course let’s not forget the desire to trip and fall and ultimately fail to take a pie in the face for laughs.


Drama & Dance BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W4W5   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Studying Drama and Dance will teach you the skills to become a professional performer, teacher or creative practitioner in the 21st century where drama and dance skills often work together. If you are interested in performing at the intersection of drama and dance, with the freedom to move between both disciplines, then York St John is the place for you. This exciting programme allows you to choose your own path through the degree by selecting specific modules tailored to your interests. You will be taught by respected academics, theatre makers and choreographers who have industry experience. Through professional placements you will develop working relationships with drama and dance companies and organisations before you graduate.  


Drama & Theatre BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W400   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

If you enjoy using your mind and body to create unique theatre experiences and performing live for audiences, Drama and Theatre is an excellent degree choice for you. Our exciting and wide-ranging programme allows you to choose your own pathway through the degree by selecting specific modules tailored to your individual theatrical interests. You will become a theatre specialist, an expert in the field and an artistic practitioner. You will be taught by respected and experienced practitioners and academics, alongside a wide-range of visiting artists and theatre companies.  


Drama: Education & Community BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W4T6   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

This course offers unique opportunities for drama students who are interested in socially engaged practice. Utilising our strong links in the city and region, students will develop work in a variety of education, health and community contexts, including: early years, formal and informal education, mental health, people in care, pupil referral units, prisons and hospitals. This degree will allow you to gain enhanced vocational skills which will enable you to devise performances that explore change in the world we live in.  


Independent Music Production BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: J932   Duration: 3 years full-time (part-time available on request)

Independent Music Production BA (Hons) is designed for producers whose focus is on themselves as the artist. We welcome singer-songwriters, solo musicians and band members who want to become experts with production technology and develop a crucial insight into the mechanics of the music industry so they can take control over their own careers by writing, producing, marketing and releasing their own music, all in-house. The contemporary DIY musician.


Music BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W300   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On this programme you will engage with the broadest span of musical activities, developing versatility and flexibility in musical practice. You will benefit from an array of experiences across specialisms and have the choice of composition or advanced instrumental tuition. This rich approach to musical learning will prepare you for the widest range of career opportunities.


Music Composition BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W3R5   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On this programme you will build your compositional voice. Regardless of genre, your composing will develop through exposure to film music, improvisation and challenging new ideas; there will be exciting opportunities to hear your work performed by professional ensembles and fellow students. In addition to composition, you will participate in a vibrant musical community alongside performers, community musicians and educators.


Music Production BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: J930   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

The Music Production programme will equip you with the skills to create great music and establish yourself as an innovative producer in the music industry.  You will have the space to explore your creativity by producing lots of music and gaining feedback from established industry professionals. In doing so you will learn the creative application of advance sound engineering techniques and software processes. A key feature of the course is that much of your work will be on external projects with real-world artists and clients giving you the invaluable experiences needed to develop as a professional creative music producer. 


Music Production and Creative Business BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: J931   Duration: 3 years full-time (part-time available on request)

This degree is about music technology and producing music, with a focus on setting up a creative media business to make a living from your production talents. The media industry constantly needs innovative and technically proficient business people able to exploit new opportunities as they arise. This course trains production entrepreneurs able to meet this need and take their place in the industry.  You will produce music and learn contemporary production techniques whilst gaining the real-world business experience to develop your own media enterprise, recording studio, record label or music production company.


Music: Education & Community BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W3Z4   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On this programme you will discover your strengths as a community musician and educator. Specialist modules and placements in a range of relevant contexts and environments will enable you to experience first-hand how you can use music to positively impact people’s lives. As a well-rounded musician, you will participate in a vibrant musical community alongside performers and composers. The International Centre for Community Music, based at York St John University, will substantially enrich your experience and opportunities during the course.


Music: Performance BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W3P8   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

On this programme you will refine your individual identity as a solo performer. You will perform across a range of styles and settings, including the concert hall, recording studio and in the wider community. Working alongside composers, community musicians, and educators, you will learn the craft of advanced performance on your chosen instrument or voice from specialist instrumental and vocal tutors.


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