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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.
Studying Music at York St John University
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An overview of our courses
Discussing ensemble music with Senior Lecturer Murphy McCaleb
Discussing composition with Senior Lecturer David Lancaster
Student work: "Be Unstoppable"
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.
Music BA (Hons)
The study of music should not be about one genre. It should be eclectic and embrace every musician, every style, background and culture. When you study music with us you do not just learn about classical, jazz and rock. You also learn about music...
Music: Community Music BA (Hons)
Experience how you can use music to improve people's lives. Develop your musical abilities and discover your strengths as a community musician. Become part of a vibrant musical network as you engage with the International Centre of Community Music....
Music Composition BA (Hons)
Develop your ability to compose music and explore composition for films, games and soundscape installations. Our tutors, who are accomplished composers will teach and inspire you. Become part of a vibrant musical network and hear professional...
Music: Performance BA (Hons)
Perform and collaborate in venues across the city as you refine your abilities. Working alongside composers and community musicians you will learn the craft of advanced performance. We have specialist instrumental and vocal tutors to work with you...
Musical Theatre BA (Hons)
On this course you will learn to create and perform musical theatre. You will sing, dance and act with other people who share your passion for the stage. We will encourage you to expand your creativity as you learn to devise new work and collaborate...
Digital Music BA (Hons)
This course is your chance to specialise in producing music using the latest technologies. You will explore the unique sounds and possibilities of digital approaches to music production. Explore how technology has impacted the music landscape. If...
Independent Music Production BA (Hons)
You might be a singer-songwriter, a band member, or a solo musician. Whichever style you love, we can help you gain the expertise and experience to succeed. Explore your artistic identity and define your place in the music world. Master advanced...
Music Production and Creative Business BA (Hons)
If you want to build a creative music business, this is the course for you. We will teach you to create, arrange and manipulate music and sound. We will introduce you to the music industry and give you opportunities to work with clients and artists...
Music Production BA (Hons)
On our course you will learn to create, arrange and manipulate music and sound. Master advanced sound engineering techniques as you build your portfolio of work. You will work with artists and clients from across the media industry throughout the...