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BA (Hons) Music with Arts Development

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

3 Years Full Time

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2021/22 UK fee: £9,250

2021/22 International fee: £14,050

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: MMM

International Baccalaureate: 26 points

Interview: Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in an instrument or voice and display musical awareness and skill. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Scholarships available for selected instruments – please enquire with the Head of Music.

Course content

This degree offers you a study experience which is weighted towards practical work, combining a focus on developing your performance skills in singing and playing with a study of fundraising and the third sector, broadening knowledge of music and its many contexts. You can play to your strengths by following a specialism that reflects what you do best in vocational study, creative or performance work.

Our facilities

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students. Our music programmes are taught out of our £4.8 million conservatoire building.

These include:

  • Computerised recording and media studios
  • Well-equipped practice rooms (with new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons)
  • An acoustically superb performance venue
  • Soundproofed practice rooms for rehearsals and lessons
  • Lecture and seminar rooms
  • Our on-site Chapel, which is a fantastic venue for performances and rehearsals, and is the centrepiece of the campus

Our Learning Resource Centre has a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research as well as areas for quiet and silent study. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Hub, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources. 

Where this can take you

You will have the opportunity of developing a broad range of skills to enhance employability in a range of areas beyond university.

The areas our graduates have progressed into include:

  • Solo performance
  • Teaching at all levels of education
  • Musical theatre
  • Music leaders
  • Opera singers
  • Group instrumentalists
  • Cruise musicians
  • Postgraduate study options

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include: 


Indicative modules

The modules you take may vary


  • Style & Genre
  • Performance Development (One to One Vocal or Instrumental Lessons)
  • Professional Resilience
  • Musical Grammar
  • Self-Employment, Marketing and Promotion
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Opera
  • Expressing Music Through Movement & Gesture

Arts Development

  • Community & Events Fundraising
  • Charity Project (live fundraising & performance)
  • Major Donor Fundraising


International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment


We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

You will be taught by a core team of  experienced and highly-qualified tutors together with a wide-ranging team of more than 60 specialist instrumental and vocal teachers.



You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, exhibitions, performance/practical work, project work, presentations and seminar discussions. Our course will include a mix, so that you will be assessed on different types of work. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress. You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers throughout the course. Special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Audition details

For more information on the audition process download the Music audition booklet here.

Audition booklet

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Field trip costs

Some optional field trips ask for a student contribution (usually 50%) which can range from £50 to £250.