Methods of assessment include traditional unseen examination papers as well as practical performance examinations in the specialist modules. In addition to these performance examinations, students are also required to reflect critically on their practical activity, with Performance students also being subject to continuous assessment to motivate consistent engagement with the learning process.
Extensive use is made of coursework assessment right across the programmes. This includes both text-based coursework (e.g. essays, portfolios, performance critiques, production analyses), and musical scores. Practical skills are assessed both by a range of products, for example studio recordings, demo recordings of original compositions, arrangements, performances, and processes, to include, for example participation in rehearsals and performances, or contributions to workshops and seminars.