School of Music and Performing Arts


The School of Music and Performing Arts is vibrant and progressive, with outstanding performance venues and teaching at two campuses – Canterbury and Broadstairs. Our exciting courses are designed to help you develop your skills and talents, whilst preparing you for work in the music and the performing arts industries.

There are music and performing arts events throughout the year, many featuring our talented students.


Dance / Dance Education

Dance students collaborated with the Jasmin Dance Company to create a piece of work called 'The Werewolf'. 

Find out more about our Dance programmes in Canterbury


Students of music benefit from our commitment to a vibrant Arts and Culture programme and are actively involved with a variety of concerts and shows that run throughout the year.

Find out more about our Music programmes in Canterbury

commercial music 

Expert tuition combined with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment ensures our students develop as artists, songwriters or production engineers in line with their specific musical interests.

Find out more about our Commercial Music programme at Broadstairs



Our students gain valuable experience and skills in acting, directing, stage management, applied drama, and contemporary theatre making.

Find out more about our Drama programmes in Canterbury

Performing Arts

Whether your talents are best showcased on stage performing or back stage ensuring those in the spotlight are brilliantly lit we have all the teaching expertise, equipment and facilities you need to flourish in the world of Performing Arts.

Find out more about our Performing Arts programme


Creative Music Technology

If you love electronic music and want to develop your creative ideas in production, DJ technology or audio software development then this is the course for you.

Find out more about Creative Music Technology at our Broadstairs campus



Various awards are offered to students studying in the School of Music and Performing Arts, including our exciting new choral (£800), organ and conducting (£1000) scholarships that are open to any student at the university.

Find out more about scholarships

Arts and Culture

Our students benefit greatly from the many opportunities our Arts and Culture events provide.

Find out more about our involvement with the University Arts and Culture programme


Our contemporary facilities in newly refurbished buildings enhance the music education and performance opportunities available to our students, staff, and the community.

Explore our excellent music facilities



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