Music

Join the vibrant music community and study in our £4.8 million Conservatoire 

Music

Join the vibrant music community and study in our £4.8 million Conservatoire 

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Ranked 21st out of 121 universities in the UK

The Guardian University Guide 2022

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in the UK for our amazing student support – out of 131 institutions

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

Top 25

Ranked 25th in the UK for student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2021

Explore a subject you care about and prepare for your career

Music Courses

Find a course that suits you

Join one of the liveliest conservatoires in the UK, perform regionally and nationally and explore music theory and history on our degrees. We offer a wide variety of degree programmes so you can choose a pathway which reflects your goals and needs, and gives you a superb experience.

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BMus (Hons) Orchestral Performance

Study a specialist four-year conservatoire-style programme as you train in instrumental and orchestral performance and perform throughout your studies. Read more.
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BMus (Hons) Performance 

Explore all aspects of performance and choose modules that interest you as you perform throughout your degree.
Jazz student singing in performance

BMus (Hons) Vocal Teaching

Explore musical education, learning and teaching and learn a new instrument. Gain practical experience with opportunities to work with children and teach workshops. 
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BMus (Hons) Jazz Performance

Complete weekly jazz workshops, study all aspects of performance and perform throughout your studies as you explore jazz in-depth and attend concerts and guest artist masterclasses.
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BMus (Hons) Instrumental Teaching

Explore musical teaching, gradings and curriculum as you prepare to teach a student in your final year. Become a student yourself and learn a new instrument. 
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BMus (Hons) Vocal Performance

Train in the art of performance alongside dance. Take part in concerts, recitals and master classes by visiting artists as you perform throughout your degree. 
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BA (Hons) Jazz and Cabaret Performance

Participate in an industry Showcase during your final year and benefit from partnerships with leading show producer Talent Artistic Group (TAGlive) and two of the UK’s biggest music agencies, Sonic Artists and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra
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BA (Hons) Songwriting and Cabaret Performance

Perfect your performance skills and network with industry professionals as you explore songwriting alongside professional companies and benefit from University partnerships.
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BA (Hons) Music and Cabaret Performance

Develop your instrumental skills and benefit from partnerships with leading show producer Talent Artistic Group (TAGlive) and two of the UK’s biggest music employers as you prepare for an industry Showcase during your final year. 
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BA (Hons) Music with Teaching

Explore music, instrumental teaching and how to teach a range of students. Gain practical experience and work with students as you become a learn and take up a new instrument and discover the psychology of learning and teaching.
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BA (Hons) Music Performance

Train in the art of performance and explore subjects including performance anxiety as you develop your performance skills and expand your musical knowledge. 
Jazz student performing

BA (Hons) Music with Jazz Studies

Study a range of musical styles, genres and approaches with a focus on jazz and develop your performance skills when you join our close community of 400+ student performers. 
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MA Composition for Film, TV and Games

Complete professional training in writing and producing commercially viable music. Discover specialist compositional techniques and Improve your operational understanding of hybrid studio technologies.
Students rehearing in group

MA Music Teaching 

Take your musical teaching career to the next level as you reflect on your teaching and explore teaching techniques in music.
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MA Music Performance

Study the work of specialists in your performance field as you develop a lecture recital and research relevant areas of repertoire and performance practice.
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BA (Hons) Charity Development

Discover how to actively support the causes you care about ad develop event and business skills on this unique degree.
Music student performing

BA (Hons) Music with Musical Theatre

Work on a range of productions and specialise in specific areas of composition or performance as you develop your skills through community outreach.
Musical theatre students rehearsing

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Arts Development

Train in musical theatre dance, singing and stage acting, audition for theatre productions and develop and charity performance. 
Music students performing

BA (Hons) Music and Musical Theatre 

Train in musical theatre dance, singing or stage acting, audition for performances at local theatres and study your chosen instrument including voice.
Music students rehearsing

BA (Hons) Music

Explore topics including performance, musical theatre, instrumental or vocal teaching, music business and community music as you prepare for a range of roles in the music industry,
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Advanced Performance – PgCert

Develop your musical theatre performance skills on this course with vocational training in instrumental or vocal performance, or orchestral performance.
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BA (Hons) Music with Arts Development

Study a course with a practical focus as you develop your performance skills in singing and playing and explore fundraising and the third sector.

BA (Hons) Commercial Music (Platform One)

Explore making and producing commercial music and explore topics including musical development, popular music and more as you study at Platform One on the Ilse of Wight.
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Discover the University Conservatoire

Study and grow in our £4.8 million Conservatoire

Join one of the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK with a community of over 400 student performers

Our Conservatoire spaces include computerised recording and media studios, well-equipped practice rooms with grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons, soundproofed practice rooms for rehearsals and lessons, and an acoustically superb performance venue.

Perform throughout your degree

Join a selection of 6 orchestras, 9 large ensembles, 5 choirs and more than 70 small ensembles

Perform on and off campus throughout your degree, including at our on-site Chapel - a fantastic venue for performances and rehearsals at the centre of Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester.

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Scarborough Fair

Experience a virtual concert by the Chamber Orchestra

Student performance

Learn from staff with real world experience

Be taught by a core team of experienced tutors alongside over 60 specialist instrumental and vocal teachers

All of our staff are active, practicing professional musicians and researchers who regularly perform and record. Around 140 professional tutors regularly visit campus throughout the semester to teach instrumental and vocal one-to-one lessons, as well as ensemble coaching.

Learn from staff with real world experience

Be taught by a core team of experienced tutors alongside over 60 specialist instrumental and vocal teachers

All of our staff are active, practicing professional musicians and researchers who regularly perform and record. Around 140 professional tutors regularly visit campus throughout the semester to teach instrumental and vocal one-to-one lessons, as well as ensemble coaching.

Deputy Head of Music, Performance Development Coordinator, BA (Hons) Programme Coordinator

Alison was awarded a Distinction at Masters level in Music Performance and studied bassoon under Robin Kennard.

Programme Coordinator Cabaret, Senior Lecturer, Vocal Tutor

William won an Associated Board Entrance Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in 1986. He has since forged a solo career in the world of cabaret, opera, musicals, radio/TV.

Conducting Tutor

Composer, conductor and organist Alexander Flood read Music at Oxford, with John Caldwell and Guy Newbury, and attended the composition classes of Robert Sherlaw-Johnson and Robert Saxton.

Take part in small classes

Learn from lecturers who know you by name

Most classes are taught in groups of up to 30 people. You will grow with your peers throughout your degree, and be supported by lecturers who are invested in your personal and academic development.

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