Taught course

Music Performance

Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts

Entry requirements

We offer places based on quality, commitment and ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, you’ll have a first degree. We invite individuals with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds to apply. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • One-to-one tuition with expert tutors together with weekly performance classes and workshops.
  • Wide range of ensemble opportunities to work with and perform with other students.
  • Excellent facilities at Newton Park Campus – Michael Tippett Centre, library and IT resources.

This course is for performers interested in live or recorded performance within classical or jazz styles. Throughout you’ll receive one- to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final project, where you’ll prepare a performance, normally a high-profile public recital. Alongside your solo work you’ll develop your research, collaborative, ensemble and publicity skills.

This course gives you, as a instrumental/vocal performer, the skills and opportunities to develop your individual and ensemble skills to a high level. You’ll undertake four modules over two trimesters and a double module in your third trimester.


Previous graduate destinations include doctoral studies; freelance repetiteur and keyboard/continuo specialist; Choir Director and Piano/Vocal Tutor. Our graduates work in a wide range of areas such as orchestral performance; opera; conducting; choral direction; accompaniment; session work; music promotion; broadcast media; instrumental teaching; and community music projects.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


part time
9 months
full time
4 months

Further details of qualification

Modules are taught via one-to-one lessons, seminars and practical workshops, supported by individual tutorials and online VLE activity. The Major Project is research-based and student-led, with supporting tutorials. Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module, generally consisting of a portfolio of practical work with supporting written documentation.

Course contact details

01225 876180