Music and Theatre

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry onto the degree. You'll study the following modules.

  • Music Theory
  • Making Music
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 20% 0% 80%
Y1 15% 0% 85%
Y2 17% 0% 88%
Final 16% 0% 84%
Foundation 8% 20% 72%
Y1 9% 23% 68%
Y2 0% 69% 3%
Final 0% 62% 38%

About the course

Unleash your creativity on this distinctive, hands-on programme. You’ll explore music and theatre through workshops, masterclasses, concerts, shows and productions, led by specialist staff and practitioners of international expertise. This degree gives you countless opportunities to improve your practical skills in drama and music to a professional standard in our state-of-the-art facilities including Middleton Hall, where we've invested £9.5 million to create a world-class concert venue, music theatre and cinema, with industry-standard recording facilities. This complements our existing facilities, such as the unique Gulbenkian Centre.

With Hull being the UK City of Culture 2017, there’s never been a better time to study here. You’ll be at the heart of a huge cultural festival which is providing exciting opportunities. On this programme, you quickly learn the skills that will keep you up to date with these fast-paced industries and with the ongoing shifts in music theatre culture and practice. You’ll develop an awareness of how to present yourself in the best light, the ability to move beyond boundaries and to experiment with different ideas, and to work confidently in music and theatre research.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Hull music graduates take up a wide variety of careers, among them freelance performing, conducting, orchestral playing, orchestral management, working for the BBC, music librarianship, publishing, retailing, lecturing, classroom and instrumental teaching, music therapy, cathedral music and instrument making. They are also welcomed by employers in such non-musical fields as the Civil Service, accountancy, insurance and computing.

Our graduates' success rate in finding suitable employment is very high, and prospects are higher still for those with the skills to work in the fast-paced theatre industry. Previous students have headlined some of the most prestigious stages in the world, such as the Royal Opera House, those of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Others have established independent theatre companies, often using final-year production modules as a launch pad to success.

Your search for employment is greatly enhanced by our excellent Careers Service – one of the few that places no time limit on its services. It provides skills workshops, practice interviews, practice ability tests and extensive, up-to-date information, both during your degree and upon graduation.