Your skills as a performer and/or composer will be further enhanced through the study of modules in Music History, Contextual Studies and Music Technologies. In the second and third years, modules in Solo, Ensemble and Jazz performance allow you to develop your skills and expand your repertoire. Our final year Public Recital module equips you with the skills to present a public performance in an external venue. From liaising with venues, designing a programme and creating marketing resources, this module gives you a glimpse into the real world of performance. The practical application of orchestration and composition is emphasised through collaborative projects and workshops with instrumentalists. With modules that prepare you for careers as instrumental/vocal tutors, we are one of the few music departments in the country to offer an undergraduate module in Music Therapy.
Various performance opportunities are available to you through our lunchtime concert series and by membership of one of our ensembles, such as the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Pop Choir and Wind Ensemble. Composers will receive opportunities to have their work performed by student and professional ensembles.
Additional mandatory costs
In most cases, students are expected to buy their own instruments, which are used when applying for entrance and throughout the course. Some exceptions include piano and percussion, in which case students can access University owned instruments on campus.