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Course overview

Music is an important part of all our lives; from the radio waking us up first thing in the morning and the incidental music that accompanies our daily routine, through to the functional music we experience in film and TV. This course is for students who enjoy all music and want the opportunity to experience it in different ways.


If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Department of Performing Arts using these contact details.

Start Date
September 2018
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Music with us?

Our degree offers a unique opportunity to study a range of music across all styles – including classical, jazz and popular – from a number of points of view – including composition, musicology, performance, technology, and professional development.

The Department of Performing Arts has some impressive facilities, including a number of rehearsal studios and technology suites with a range of software. Three specialist technicians support work within the Department, and there is a significant amount of equipment that you can hire in order to help you with your studies. 

Our library has an excellent stock and includes a great deal of virtual resources including I Like Music Desktop DJ and Naxos Music Library (streaming music facilities which cover all types of music); Rock’s Backpages; Grove Music Online; JSTOR (journal database); and many ebooks and ejournals.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

The Kingsway campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.

In addition to its courtyard performance space, popular social hub and two catering outlets, Kingsway provides nine IT labs, a virtual library, a 200-seat lecture theatre, and designated seminar spaces featuring iMacs, projectors and interactive whiteboards.

The Performing Arts Department has impressive facilities, including four large fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios. With professional-standard music rehearsal and recording facilities and an extensive range of high quality open access sound and lighting equipment you have everything you need to flourish as a performer.

As a student in the Department of Art and Design you will work in specialist studio space that reflects professional expectations. Highly skilled technical staff are on hand to support the use of traditional and contemporary facilities including art and photography studios, a metal casting foundry, sound and video editing suites, dark rooms, a reprographics room, lighting studio, and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital art and sculpting.

Within the departments, skilled technical staff manage an extensive equipment loan provision where you can borrow a large range of cameras, lighting, audio recording kits and more.

The close-knit Kingsway campus provides a truly immersive learning experience where you are encouraged to openly showcase your creativity both inside and outside lectures.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tours are a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.


Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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