BMus (Hons) Music

Four Years, Full Time

Key Features

Performance and Composition

  • Regular principal study lessons with professional musicians
  • Professional coaching, accompaniment and mentoring provision
  • Full range of orchestral, band and other large ensemble training and performance opportunities
  • International masterclass series
  • Integrated performances programme, giving access to numerous concerts and masterclasses with professional artists
  • Audition opportunities for professional placement schemes
  • Extensive training in small ensemble performance
  • Solo and chamber music performance platforms
  • Specialist performance classes focussing on key issues including stylistic performance, performance psychology issues, communication and presentation
  • Wide ranging opportunities for the performance of contemporary music
  • Specialist study modules for composers
  • Language, acting and movement classes for singers
  • Opportunities for studying and performing on a related period instrument
  • Opportunities for studying and performing choral music
  • Training and performance opportunities in accompaniment for pianists

Professional Development

  • Full range of industry-led, professional development training options including outreach work (encompassing education work, community music and workshop leadership), arts management and concert management
  • Core skills development in healthy practice and sustainable technique for musicians
  • Two years intensive training in core musical techniques (theory, aural and general musicianship)
  • Teaching skills training and practical experience for all principal study areas
  • Training in outreach skills preparation and delivery, with practical experience
  • Optional studies in Alexander Technique and Biology for Musicians
  • Optional training in music research and writing skills (with a variety of associated practical settings)
  • Optional studies in composition, music arrangement, advanced harmony and conducting skills
  • Optional training in studio-based skills; sound recording and radio production
  • Optional modules in work-based professional skills development for all final year students
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme
  • Guidance in postgraduate training, career development and management


Download Programme Details – Vocal and Instrumental

Download Programme Details – Composition



Validated by the University of South Wales