Music Production and Performance University of Chester


Develop your talent by learning how to record, produce and perform popular music.

Studying on our Music Production and Performance course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a versatile, intelligent, employable performer and producer. You will also have the option to write your own music in the songwriting and composition options.

Being delivered from within the Department of Performing Arts allows students to work with and alongside other performance students, as part of a close-knit, thriving, creative community. Chester has a strong local music scene with close ties to the Department, and Chester is just a short train ride away from several big cities, including Liverpool and Manchester.

Alongside recording, production, performance and the study of the history of popular music, students have to opportunity to focus on live music technology, music theory and songwriting and composition.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment will take the form of practical submissions, performances, presentations, essays and oral examinations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W380
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC - BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

Please note that we will accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

ABRSM Grade 8 or equivalent on your instrument (or voice), and the ability to read music, would be preferred. Do not let this put you off applying; reading music is not essential and if you don't have grade 8 we will probably still offer you an audition.

(Applicants will usually be required to attend an audition.)

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry requirements, or who have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant music experience, are encouraged to apply and will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate ability through their audition.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.