601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

Music - Coventry University

Our course recognises that a musician’s career can evolve over time and involve being a professional performing musician, recording artist, session musician, composer, classroom or instrumental teacher – sometimes all at once. Whether you are looking to compose music for film or games, develop your production skills or perform on stage, we aim to enable you to develop you as a rounded musician, capable of both composing and performing in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts. You can also develop a wide range of transferrable skills in management, entrepreneurial techniques, critical analysis, presentation, writing and enhanced musical expertise. You will be taught how to manage, organise and technically realise music projects and be encouraged to enter the local music scene with multiple opportunities to perform in the region’s venues. Music student ensembles have taken part in the Godiva Festival, Coventry Jazz Festival, Coventry Peace and Reconciliation Festival and performed their final projects at central Coventry music venues, such as The Albany and Belgrade Theatres. We enjoy local reputation for providing quality live music for all types of venues or genre-based musical events. We regularly hold concerts open to the public – the renowned Coventry University lunchtime concert series has featured internationally renowned musicians like finger-style guitarist Thomas Leeb, pianist Angela Brownridge and funk band Resolution 88. You also have the chance to deepen your musical understanding within other cultures by taking up the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad. Recent students have found studying in Cyprus, Finland, Spain and Canada to be a life changing experience. Based in a converted Odeon cinema in the heart of the city centre campus, staff are themselves acclaimed musicians and composers; awards include the International Contemporary Music contest Cittàdi Udine and the BASCA Sonic Art Category. The team includes a high number of research active teaching staff with international profiles in performance, education, musicology, composition and music technology. You will be invited to attend the annual symposium of the INTIME the experimental music research group, which has featured keynote speakers, such as American electronic music hacker Professor Nic Collins and composer/pianist Michael Finnissy. Key course benefits; - Provides a broad academic and musical skill-base suitable to pursue further training for primary and secondary school teaching. - Strong relationship with the United Reform Church and Coventry Cathedral, whose Choirmaster has conducted and rehearsed the University Choir. - Performance spaces on-site include a large room with two grand pianos, suitable for small recitals, and The Hub’s Square One, a large performance space kitted out with PA, amps, drums and a grand piano. - Perform in the city's live music venues, which previously has included: Studio 54, The Herbert Art Gallery, The Casbah, The Phoenix, The Cross, Drapers (formerly Browns), The Cottage, Taylor John's, Tin Angel, The Cathedral, The Litten Tree, EGO and Nexus. - Opportunities to apply to work on collaborative projects with performing arts students and undertake work placements in local primary and secondary schools, University Hospital Coventry, the Performing Arts Service, a number of theatre groups, arts organisations and Visionary Records. - Visiting master classes which have included: University singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert; composers Nick Ryan, Derek Nesbitt, Kit Turnbull and Juwon Ogungbe; sonic artist Trevor Wishart; classical guitarist Sam Cave; composer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Moon; cellists Madeleine Shapiro and Ben Swartz (cello); and ensembles including, Kurbis Trio, Manchester Camerata, Serenata Wind Quintet and Armonico Consort.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250