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Study a specialist area of instrumental, vocal, orchestral or musical theatre performance 

1 year Full Time
Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester)

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Earn credits towards a postgraduate degree or choose to study the non-credit pathway

This PGCert Performance/Advanced Performance course will prepare you for performance employment or further training at postgraduate level. You will focus your studies on a specialist area of instrumental, vocal, orchestral or musical theatre work.

You can complete this course as a non-credit bearing Advanced Performance Course, or as a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance. Studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Performance means you will take additional modules in Performance Portfolio and Lecture Recital.

If you study orchestral performance, you will have the opportunity to engage in various levels of orchestral rehearsal and performance experience.

Specialist Vocal Pathway (Advanced Performance)

This specialist vocal pathway includes vocational training in vocal performance skills. On this pathway you will focus your studies on a specialist area of vocal performance, usually musical theatre or classical singing.

On this pathway, you will complete one-to-one singing lessons, postgraduate vocal performance classes, concerts and mock auditions. You will also attend professional performance tool workshops where you will receive technical help with creating a demo CD, publicity head shots and with CV writing.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You will be be assessed through a range of assignments including the the creation of practical performances.


Use industry-standard spaces and equipment

Course Costs

PGCert Performance Course Fees 2023/24

UK fee
International fee

Non-Credit Bearing Course Fees 2023/24

UK fee
International fee

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

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

University of Chichester alumni who have completed a full undergraduate degree at the University will receive a 15% discount on their postgraduate fees.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer (individual offers may vary):

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.
  • International applicants will be required to provide evidence of IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) or equivalent.
  • You will also be required to attend an interview for this course.


Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

Click the ‘Apply now’ button to go to our postgraduate application form.

Applications are made direct to the department. You will need to submit:

  • Application form
  • Reference form
  • Proposal/letter of application
  • Evidence of work/a portfolio

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