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Music

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music

Develop your practical and theoretical understanding of music. Explore new genres. Become a versatile musician.

The study of music should not be about one genre. It should be eclectic and embrace every musician, every style, background and culture. When you study music with us you do not just learn about classical, jazz and rock. You also learn about music from around the world and unexpected genres.

When you join our music degree, you choose to experience different genres and specialisms. The course gives you the chance to explore performance, composition and community music. This means you can become a versatile musician and this flexibility can help you achieve your ambitions.

You will take a practical approach to your learning. Receive tuition in your chosen instrument and take part in voice workshops. You will also perform regularly in different venues across the city from York Minster to the National Centre for Early Music.

Realise your creative potential and explore your self expression as you develop an understanding of music's place in society. Each module will allow you to explore topics such as:

The different elements of music
Vocal techniques
Composition
Ensemble performance
The application of music in the community
Future applications of your abilities
Alongside your practical learning, you will also explore the theoretical aspects of music. Working alongside your classmates, postgraduate students and your lecturers, you will research and evaluate concepts and artistic processes.

Our enthusiastic and supportive team of experienced music tutors include performers, composers, teachers and community musicians. Their musical interests include everything from jazz and metal to choral music and brass bands. A large group of instrumental and vocal teachers who cover all instruments and musical styles will also support you through your studies.

Modules

Modules may include:

Year 1
Musicking
Perspectives on Music 1
Ensembles and Team Work
VOX
Drumming

Year 2
Ensemble Strategies
Perspectives on Music 2
Musical Exploration
Professional Context and Practise
Composition Strategies
Principles of Community Music
Solo Performance Strategies

Year 3
Ensembles and Leadership
Dissertation
Collaborative Project
Enterprise and Employability
Advanced Composition
Advanced Solo Performance
Professional Practise in Community Music

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Humanities

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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