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.



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


This year the annual School of Music and Performing Arts student production was Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Find out more about our Drama 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



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


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

Calling All Musicians

Calling all musicians!

Any student studying any subject can make music at Canterbury Christ Church University. Some groups are entirely open, others are auditioned at the start of the year.

Find out how to join a music group



Various awards are offered to students studying in the Department of Music and Performing Arts.

Find out more about scholarships

Arts Extra

Passionate about the arts? Like theatre, music, art or dance? Join Arts Extra!

Find out more about Arts Extra


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