Why study one of our Music and Performing Arts courses?

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  • Perform onstage in local venues such as Cambridge Junction, and on-campus in our own Mumford Theatre.
  • Gain industry experience from work placements, collaborations and internships and make contacts through our close links with local music and theatre organisations.
  • Broaden your career options with employability and vocational skills embedded into our courses.
  • Get experience working with industry-standard equipment in our purpose-built facilities.
  • Join a diverse community that will support you in experimenting with innovative modes of performance alongside students and staff from other courses and backgrounds.
  • Discover the importance of performance to the rest of society on modules designed and taught by research-active staff, recognised nationally and internationally as experts in their field. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, our Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts research was awarded world-leading status.
  • Choose to study abroad at universities in Europe and America to gain experience of working and performing internationally.

In the National Student Survey 2016:

100% of our BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Drama students said their lecturers were good at explaining things and made the subject interesting.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies students said their lecturers were good at explaining things.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Performing Arts students said their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology students said that their lecturers were good at explaining things.

Why study our subjects?

Trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom explains how a Music degree was fundamental to her career and talks about the importance of music education to society.
Source: NAMHE (National Association for Music in Higher Education).