BA (Hons) Music
At York, your degree in Music will be as unique as you.
Music is everywhere, and we come into contact with it every day: it enriches our lives and creates meaning and community.
Studying music at York will deepen your understanding of that experience and how it has shaped and responded to the world.
Our course integrates practical music-making, musicology, analysis and music technology, and offers options in composition, music psychology, music education and many other areas. Our modular approach lets you shape your learning to your passions and career aspirations. We'll give you a generous allowance of one-to-one tuition to develop your playing to the highest level - our staff have performed with internationally-recognised ensembles, from BBC Philharmonic to Opera North. Our professional partners and artists-in-association regularly give talks, masterclasses and concerts.
We are home to a huge range of ensembles of all styles and traditions. From orchestral and choral classics to contemporary improvisation, from modular synths to Indonesian gamelan, you can explore and expand your musical horizons. We have a thriving University music culture: you can find like-minded musicians through Band Soc; learn to play drums Brazilian-style in Samba York; or throw yourself into our lively musical theatre community. There are also weekly jazz, folk and open mic events across campus, and a vibrant music scene in the city centre.
Our graduates have gone on to further study, and to work in musical performance, production, arts administration, music education, broadcast journalism, composition and more.