Course Overview

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Bachelor of Music - Performance (Hons)

The four-year programme is deisgned for you to become an expert in your chosen field through a wide range of practical experiences and creative challenges, enabling you to discover and fulfil your individual potential.

The BMus programme includes the following pathways:

  • Performance

  • Composition

  • Jazz

  • Joint Principal Study

  • Traditional Music

  • Traditional Music (Piping)

All pathways are designed to inspire and support the next generation of professional musicians – this could include you. We believe you are a professional in training and will offer proto-professional contexts throughout your programme of study to enable you to develop your learning to articulate with your chosen graduate destination. You will work with outstanding staff and visiting professionals to develop your individual performance or composition skills. We provide you with opportunities to perform or hear your own music performed publicly, to undertake work placements in all areas of music, and to develop the contextual and professional skills to become a musician equipped for the contemporary cultural landscape.

eNTRY Requirements

  • A strong indication of potential is sought at the entrance audition for this programme. Successful applicants will normally be of a standard at least equivalent to Grade 8 with Distinction of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in their Principal Study. You can apply and audition without having obtained Grade 8 with distinction, however as an indication only, applicants are normally expected to have reached this standard in their performance.