Taught course

Music Performance

University of Chichester · Music

Entry requirements

Music degree - 2:2 or Any other degree plus a Dip ABRSM or Any other degree plus extensive and documented performance experience. All candidates must demonstrate advanced performance skills at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a practical performance-based MA where you will demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area through your playing or singing. This can only be done with a fluent level of technical and expressive skill and the range of support included for the development of performance skills is extensive, including weekly individual tuition in your instrument or voice, group performance skills development each week, masterclass attendance at Chichester and at other institutions, ensemble participation, and a consultation with an external specialist each semester. This process ensures that the regular support you receive from teachers who are familiar to you is complemented by invaluable exposure to other professional views and experience of different institutions.

Students study the work of specialists in their own performance field, develop a lecture recital and research relevant areas of repertoire and performance practice. The dissertation takes the form of a recital, presented at the beginning of the following academic year.

Indicative Course Content

This course is modular and indicative taught modules are:

  • Lecture Recital
  • Portfolio Experience
  • Recital (Double Module)
  • Written Exercise (Performance Practice)
  • Written Exercise (Repertoire).


To gain a Postgraduate Certificate students need to complete the Portfolio Experience and Lecture Recital Modules.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma students must have completed and passed two of the three strands.

To gain an MA students need to have successfully completed all modules, including the Recital double module.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

01243 816002