Taught course

Creative Practice and Performance (Music)

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

You will need a good degree (2:2 or above) in Music or Popular Music, with strengths in Music Performance and/or Music Performance Studies. All students will be interviewed/auditioned to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course.Candidates will be considered with a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree. To do this, non-standard applicants in this category will be interviewed, and may be asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Creative Practice and Performance (Music) will allow you to hone your creative and performance skills in relation to current practice in music. This pathway is specifically designed to allow you to work collaboratively as a practitioner whilst developing subject-specific and employability-focussed skills.

The course is aimed at graduates from any music-related discipline and is also suitable for those already in employment in the arts industries or the music sector, for example, those working as teachers or performers.

You will study in the state-of-the-art Performance Hub, allowing you to work in an industry-focused environment. Facilities of the Performance Hub include: extensive practice and band rooms, two professional recording studios featuring SSL consoles and PMC monitors, a 5:1 surround sound listening room, and two technology suites with Apple iMacs running industry-standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Sibelius.

Your studies will be supported by experienced staff who possess expertise in professional performance, composition, and music pedagogy.

Information for international students

Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01902 32 22 22