Music: Community Music at York St John University - UCAS

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Learn about the power of sharing music in the community. Apply your talent to the field of community music and make a difference. Experience how you can use music to improve people's lives. Develop your musical abilities and discover your strengths as a community musician. Become part of a vibrant musical network as you engage with the International Centre of Community Music. Based on our York campus, it's a chance to enrich your learning opportunities. Your work in the community can include music that spans genre and culture. The study of music should not be about one genre. It should be eclectic and embrace every musician, every style, background and culture. When you study with us you do not just learn about classical, jazz and rock. You also learn about music from around the world and unexpected genres. This will help you expand your repertoire and give you versatile skills for working in the community. We will focus on your ability to make, perform and facilitate music in different settings. You will learn through experience, taking your learning out of the classroom and into the community. You will have the chance to work with children, the homeless, mental health service users and older people as you work in: Schools Nurseries and daycare centres Nursing homes Hospitals. You will complete a long term placement with a local community music provider. By doing this, you will learn how to plan workshops, and evaluate your sessions. We will challenge you to realise your creative potential. To explore your self expression and develop an understanding of music's place in society. You will actively collaborate with experienced musicians, community members, artists and arts organisations to build your professional networks. Alongside your practical learning, you will also explore the theoretical aspects of music. Working alongside your classmates, postgraduate students and your lecturers, you will research and evaluate artistic concepts and processes.


Modules may include Year 1 Musicking, Perspectives on Music 1, Ensembles and Teamwork, VOX, Drumming Year 2 Ensemble Strategies, Perspectives on Music 2, Musical Exploration, Professional Context and Practise, Principles of Community Music, Composition Strategies, Solo Performance Strategies Year 3 Ensembles and Leadership, Dissertation, Collaborative Projects, Enterprise and Employability, Professional Practises in Community Music

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Music: Community Music at York St John University - UCAS