Community music is a growing career option, as more and more musicians opt to work outside formal settings like the concert hall and many orchestras and arts organisations seek to extend their audience base into the community
Community music covers work in schools, prisons or hospitals, the development of music in under-resourced areas and with disadvantaged people and the development of creative partnerships between people of different skills and cultures. The vast majority of music programmes focus on musicology and instrumental/vocal excellence - this course will challenge you to build on these skills and think critically about the practical applications of music beyond the concert hall.
You'll leave with the well-honed skills needed to facilitate access to music for a diverse range of people.
Careers and skills
Graduates of this Community Music course from University of York are highly placed in many of the UK arts institutions, with many employed at UK and overseas institutions. Others have taken advantage of the diverse portfolio of arts management and administration gained from this course, or gone on to qualify further as music therapists. You'll also be perfectly equipped to continue your studies to PhD level.
- Lecturer in Community Arts
York St John University
- Lecturer in Education
University of Rethymnon, Crete
- Community Outreach Officer
University of Cambridge
- Research Associate
National Foundation for Education Research
- Participation Producer
Southbank Centre, London
- Education Manager
London Mozart Players
- Music Officer
Hong Kong Government Activities and Promotion Team
Sound Out Cork
- Music Tutor
HM Young Offenders' Institution, Wetherby
- Arts Development Officer
City of Durham Council
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- Community Music in Principle
- Music in Education, Therapy and Health
- Group Work, Class Work and Project Management
- World Music and the Other Arts
- History and Practice in Community Arts
- Music Technology and Arts Administration
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Music or a related discipline
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International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9290 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,645
- International: £9,975
Part-time (3 years)
- UK/EU: £3,097
- International: £6,650
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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