Ten reasons to study at our School of Performance

Performing Arts students spotlit on stage in costume
  • Learn from the experts - professional, industry-connected leading academics and visiting tutors
  • Make connections - in the music, theatre and creative industries, and explore options in other sectors
  • Work and live in Cambridge - a safe and vibrant student city and one of the UK's top creative hotspots*
  • Get experience - through work experience, internships, and collaborations
  • Benefit from a full University experience - get support and advice from study skills to well-being
  • Graduate job ready - with a background in performance and production and the experience and key skills needed for the future of jobs
  • Get noticed - showcase your talents at shows on-campus and off-campus at venues like the Mumford Theatre and Cambridge Junction
  • Develop a broad skill set - including employability and entrepreneurialism
  • Collaborate and innovate - work with other students and lecturers
  • Hone your skills - with our industry-standard equipment and purpose-built facilities, and individual instrumental or vocal tuition
  • Broaden your horizon - with modules from other subjects and study abroad opportunities

*NESTA Creative Clusters and Innovation report 2010

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).