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Our Music degrees will challenge you to realise your potential for creativity and individual expression. By studying with us you will develop a deeper understanding of music and its place in society.

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Music degrees: an overview

We believe that the study of music should not just be about one genre. It should be eclectic and embrace every musician, every style, background and culture.

That's why, when you study music with us you don't just learn about classical, jazz and rock, but also about music from around the world and unexpected genres. We offer specialist modules in performance, composition and community music across our courses. 

Our enthusiastic and supportive team of experienced music tutors include performers, composers, teachers and community musicians. Their musical interests include everything from jazz and metal to choral music and brass bands. They are supported by a large group of instrumental and vocal teachers who cover many instruments and musical styles. You will receive individual instrumental or vocal tuition as part of your degree, providing a firm basis for specialist study in subsequent years.

We have designed our courses to help you build the skills needed by professional musicians. This includes giving you placement opportunities across the city. Placements are available on all courses but are emphasised on modules that encourage you to work with children, youth groups and in community settings.

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Courses

Digital Music BA (Hons)

Modern technology has created new approaches to production and new definitions of the producer. This is a course designed for musicians and DJs who make music on digital platforms. It's for those who want to explore the impact of digital technology...

Independent Music Production BA (Hons)

This programme is for producers whose focus is on themselves as the artist. We welcome musicians who want to become experts with production technology and savvy in the mechanics of the music industry. It is for those who want to take control over...

Music BA (Hons)

Engage with the broadest span of music, developing versatility and flexibility in your musical practice. Our Music course is for all musicians irrespective of style, background and culture. Our broad approach to musical learning will prepare you for...

Music: Community Music BA (Hons)

Experience first-hand how you can use music to positively impact people’s lives and discover your strengths as a community musician and educator with our Community Music degree. You will become part of a vibrant musical network and make full use...

Music Composition BA (Hons)

Whatever genre you focus on, this is the place to build your compositional voice. Your composing will develop through exposure to film music, improvisation and challenging new ideas. You will have exciting opportunities to hear your work performed...

Music: Performance BA (Hons)

Refine your individual identity as a performer and develop your craft with a wide range of public performances and collaborations. You will perform across a range of styles and settings including the concert hall, recording studio and in the wider...

Music Production and Creative Business BA (Hons)

The media industry needs innovative and technically proficient business people who can take advantage of new opportunities. On this course learn contemporary music production techniques and gain business experience that will mean you are able to...

Music Production BA (Hons)

Work with established industry professionals and join our community of music producers. You’ll learn how to create, arrange and manipulate music and sound using advanced sound engineering techniques and software processes. On this practical...

Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

On our course you will focus on creating and performing musical theatre. You will sing, dance and act with other people who share your passion for musical theatre. We will encourage you to expand your creativity as you learn to create new work and...

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