About this course
Make the music you're passionate about in a vibrant, cultural city with a great music scene. This 3-year degree provides a broad musical education, across all forms and styles. You can specialise in areas including performance, music history, composition and technology. You'll then develop all the skills and experience you need for a successful career in music or beyond.
Our students sing opera and music theatre, play funk guitar and classical oboe. No matter what your musical background, we'll provide:
regular performance and composition workshops, including with guests from the music industry
performance projects with world-renowned performers and recording artists
up to 20 hours of fully funded individual tuition per year
ensemble and conducting coaching
As part of this course, you can:
learn different approaches to musical topics, from the middle ages to global hip hop
work on projects with other students across classical, pop and jazz
study concert hall composition, commercial songwriting or film scores
experience advanced studio techniques, jazz theory and orchestration
spend a semester studying abroad
take your music to the local community, with school placements, music therapy sessions and music workshops
You'll also gain professional career skills. These may include arts administration or managing music events.
Our excellent facilities include:
dedicated rehearsal spaces
networked multimedia workstations
Our Turner Sims concert hall supports the most extensive series of professional concerts and workshops of any UK university. You can also perform around the city in a range of different venues.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.