University Of Chichester Music

By | 11th May 2017

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University Of Chichester Music

University Of Chichester Music programme is one of the largest and liveliest in the UK, and focuses on music as an applied art, one that is engaged with the musical world in all its diversity and excitement.

This means that our courses are focused on practical work, from performance, composition and improvisation to musical theatre performance, training in instrumental or vocal teaching, music business, music therapy and community music, as well as traditional music analysis and critical theory.

Tuition takes place in our modern music facilities, which include well-equipped practice rooms with new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons, an acoustically superb performance venue with two Steinway model D concert grands, a concert organ, Baroque and modern pitch harpsichords and a genuine theatre with a 130 square metre stage and an orchestra pit.

We have an extensive programme of professional concerts and masterclasses on campus, free to students, produce an opera and three musical theatre shows each year, as well as the chance to experience overseas performance tours as part of your degree.

There are 10 different undergraduate programmes of study and three postgraduate programmes, and which one you choose will depend on what your main interest is.

Our courses are focused on practical work, with specialist routes available in: performance; composition and improvisation; musical theatre; instrumental or vocal teaching; music business and community music.

There is an extensive programme of professional concerts and masterclasses on campus, free to students, as well as the chance to experience similar events at major UK conservatoires – places where many of our students go on to study as postgraduates.

The three-year BA (Hons) Music course can be focused on composition, with choices in composition through improvisation; composing for film and multimedia; devising for dance; composing for music theatre; and arranging for choirs, ensembles and orchestras.

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.

Tuition takes place in our modern music facilities, which include computerised recording and media studios, well-equipped practice rooms (with new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons) and an acoustically superb performance venue.

There is an extensive programme of professional concerts and masterclasses on campus, free to students, as well as the chance to experience similar events at major UK conservatoires – places where many of our students go on to study as postgraduates.

Why this course?

  • Study a range of different styles, genres and approaches
  • Course can be tailored to suit different strengths and interests
  • We have a large number of choirs, orchestras and ensembles students can join
  • Around 75% practical work
  • Community of 400+ student performers
  • Experience of conducting and directing other musicians
  • Emphasis on the development of skills in problem-solving, analysis, self-management and interpersonal skills