M.A. On Campus

Creative Practice and Performance (Music)

University of Wolverhampton

12 months
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The MA in Creative Practice and Performance (Music) from University of Wolverhampton will allow you to hone your creative and performance skills in relation to current practice in music.


The MA in Creative Practice and Performance (Music) from University of Wolverhampton is specifically designed to allow you to work collaboratively as a practitioner whilst developing subject-specific and employability-focussed skills.

The course is aimed at graduates from any music-related discipline and is also suitable for those already in employment in the arts industries or the music sector, for example, those working as teachers or performers.


You will study in the state-of-the-art Performance Hub, allowing you to work in an industry-focused environment. Facilities of the Performance Hub include: extensive practice and band rooms, two professional recording studios featuring SSL consoles and PMC monitors, a 5:1 surround sound listening room, and two technology suites with Apple iMacs running industry-standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Sibelius. We are also a Steinway School.

What you'll study

Study at masters’ level in music offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and critical awareness of current trends in the professional practice and promotion of music creation and performance. You are encouraged and enabled to focus on issues of technique in the performance and interpretation of music from both practical and theoretical perspectives and you are required to analyse and reflect on your preferred approach and cultural ‘take’.

The application and development of your interests and skills will ultimately determine the precise nature of your degree and its usefulness to you as a practising musician, teacher, researcher, etc. You will demonstrate self-direction and autonomy in defining your relationship to the broad field of performance while continuing to advance your understanding and skills and your final project acts as a summation of all that you will achieve.

Potential Career Paths

  • Lecturer or Teacher
  • Musical Director
  • Freelance Musician
  • Composer
  • Researcher
  • Music or arts adminstrator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Practice and Performance Laboratory
  • Interdisciplinary Performance
  • Music and Shape
  • Audiovisuality and the Soundtrack
  • Recording and Recorded Music
  • Masters Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good degree (2:2 or above) in Music or Popular Music, with strengths in Music Performance and/or Music Performance Studies. All students will be interviewed/auditioned to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course.
  • Candidates will be considered with a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree. To do this, non-standard applicants in this category will be interviewed, and may be asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability. 
  • Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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