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Course summary

The University of Chichester Conservatoire has one of the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK with a community of over 400 student performers. Our facilities include computerised recording and media studios, well equipped practice rooms and an acoustically superb performance venue. 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. This course focuses on music that is engaged with the musical world in all its diversity and excitement. You will study a range of styles, genres and musical approaches and have the opportunity to tailor the course to suit your strengths and interests. With a community of around over 400 student performers, a balance between contextual and practical work, and an emphasis on the development of skills in problem solving, analysis, self-management and interpersonal relationships, you will leave the University of Chichester prepared for a career in the music industry. On this course you will: Study a range of different musical styles, genres and approaches. Have the opportunity to tailor the course to your interests and strengths. Be able to join any of a large number of choirs, orchestras and ensembles. Complete around 50-75% practical work. Join a close community of 400+ student performers. Be able to conduct and direct other musicians. Develop your skills in problem-solving, analysis, self-management and interpersonal skills.

How to apply

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Interview: Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in an instrument or voice and display musical awareness and skill. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer. The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15240 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15240 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music at University of Chichester - UCAS