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About Music

Our Music programme is one of the largest and liveliest in the UK, and focuses on music as an applied art, one that is engaged with the musical world in all its diversity and excitement.

This means that our courses are focused on practical work, from performance, composition and improvisation to musical theatre performance, training in instrumental or vocal teaching, music business, music therapy and community music, as well as traditional music analysis and critical theory.

Tuition takes place in our modern music facilities, which include well-equipped practice rooms with new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons, an acoustically superb performance venue with two Steinway model D concert grands, a concert organ, Baroque and modern pitch harpsichords and a genuine theatre with a 130 square metre stage and an orchestra pit.

We have an extensive programme of professional concerts and masterclasses on campus, free to students, produce an opera and three musical theatre shows each year, as well as the chance to experience overseas performance tours as part of your degree.

There are 10 different undergraduate programmes of study and three postgraduate programmes, and which one you choose will depend on what your main interest is.


We are partners with the Campus of Performing Arts (PTY) Ltd. Find out more about their equipment, facilities and venues on the COPA website