University of Central Lancashire: Music

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


The MA Music is a taught postgraduate course for musicians interested in developing their music practice and increasing their profile as professional artists.

The MA Music tests ways of taking existing practice in different directions and then carrying out projects in which this work is presented to the public. Alongside instrumental and studio composition, the modules and tuition allow for consideration of interdisciplinary and multimedia pieces, installation art, community projects and more. The course is a space to try out bold, new ideas and an opportunity to gain the real-world skills required by professional artists.

Students on the course build a portfolio of music whilst developing skills such as project management, managing and archiving public events, self-promotion, and managing people and budgets. Creative work can be presented as part of Wintersound, Future Sound and other events run by the music staff and students of UCLan, but support is also given in seeking other opportunities to present music to a wider audience and in developing an online presence.

The course is delivered through a combination of evening classes, to better fit around the working and family life of many students, and one-to-ones meetings with a tutor at mutually convenient times.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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