School of the Arts
As one of the most vibrant musical cities in the world, and a former Capital of Culture, there is no better place to study Music than Liverpool. We are intrinsically connected to the city, working closely with musical and cultural partners, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. This particular partnership extends across the spectrum of the Department’s activities, with the Orchestra’s musicians making frequent visits to campus, providing lessons and coaching, including through our undergraduate scholarship scheme, and undergraduate and postgraduate composition workshops.
For decades, music has been the soundtrack to Liverpool life. Choosing to study in Liverpool - one of the most vibrant musical cities in the world - means opening yourself up to a world of new experiences and opportunities. A degree from the Department of Music offers you the most flexible and innovative way to study, whether you require a specialist programme in Classical Music, Popular Music, or Music and Technology, or want to combine your study of those areas.
At the heart of music making in the city of Liverpool, the Department of Music is a dynamic, uplifting place to study. Students of all musical backgrounds work together to thrive in a city that is fuelled by diversity and opportunity. Benefiting from excellent facilities and partnerships with local yet international organisations such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, and dozens of city performance venues and promotion companies, our ever-growing range of study and work opportunities combine depth, breadth and choice, allowing you to shape your programme of study in accordance with your personal interests and aspirations. You can be as much or as little of a specialist as you choose: this is a department that is cross-repertoire and interdisciplinary, with opportunities for focusing increasingly on one area of study or ranging widely.
Students can choose to specialise in classical music (BA Hons Music) or popular music (BA Hons Popular Music); combine the two (BA Hons Music and Popular Music); or focus on technology (BA Hons Music and Technology). Each programme is flexible and this allows students to design a pathway that accommodates their particular interests. All programmes include the opportunity to study areas such as film music, world music, psychology, or society and culture. Similarly, all programmes offer the opportunity to pursue practical elements such as performance, composition, and technology; or to focus more on historical, cultural, and theoretical areas.
Music BA (Hons)
I picked music because I wasn’t sure what career I wanted so I decided to study something I enjoy for the next three years of my life. This department offers such a wide variety of study options. Study is split into lectures and seminars and you are advised to do a lot of independent work and really immerse yourself in music. Liverpool is a fantastic city to study music in, there’s always something going on.
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