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Theatre and music

You were born to perform. You want to create work that moves and inspires others. And you want to know there’s a future for you in it.

We’ve nurtured strong links with industry, so you can do work placements at music studios, theatres or production companies – and start building a standout CV while you study.

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Here in Cambridge School of Creative Industries, we believe in the importance of experimentation and risk-taking to create experiences that entertain, educate and inspire.

During your studies, you'll gain the confidence and practical skills to pursue your ambitions. And you'll be able to experiment, explore and create in our studios, theatre, recital hall and therapy rooms.

Our research-active staff will support you all the way, sharing the knowledge and insights they've gained as professional musicians, performers, producers and therapists.

Meanwhile our strong industry links, and position at the heart of Cambridge's creative industry, will give you invaluable opportunities to improve your employability through work placements, live briefs, and public performances.

Zoe

"We are incredibly lucky with the support of the staff, and the resources and dedication that are brought to every session. It’s an enriching experience, and one that I will never get tired of."

Zoe

BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature

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Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Join us in Cambridge School of Creative Industries and:

  • study in facilities including a working theatre, recital hall, music, drama and recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and therapy rooms
  • use industry-standard software and equipment
  • gain experience through internships or perform at commercial venues
  • access our award-winning library and IT facilities.
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Audio & Music Technology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Discover how sound works and how technology can help you to master it
  • Make the most of Cambridge’s diverse music scene with our local links
  • Opportunities in the industry with an optional placement year

Drama

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore different modes of performance and drama practice
  • Develop your skills for the stage and screen, on and off stage
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Drama and English Literature

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement-year
,
4 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Discover how our societies have shaped and been shaped by literature
  • Explore different modes of performance and drama practice
  • Connect with Cambridge’s performance scene through our local links

Drama and Film

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore film theory and film-making from all over the world
  • Discover different modes of performance and drama practice
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Electronic Music

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Explore electronic music from its beginnings to emerging trends
  • Acquire production techniques using digital audio workstations
  • Make the most of Cambridge’s diverse music scene

Music

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Take your musicianship to the next level with our performance culture
  • Make the most of Cambridge’s diverse music scene with our local links
  • Find inspiration studying abroad and gain experience with placements

Dramatherapy

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Get professional training in dramatherapy on this Health and Care Professions Council-accredited course. Our emphasis on clinical placements and a range of dramatherapy approaches will prepare you for work in the arts therapies. When you graduate, you will be qualified to work as a dramatherapist in the UK and overseas, and eligible for registration with the HCPC in the UK.

Music Therapy

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Qualify to work as a music therapist in the UK and overseas on this Health and Care Professions Council-accredited course, and become eligible for registration with the HCPC in the UK. Study music therapy in the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research, a centre of world-leading research. Discover the most recent effective music therapy approaches and try them out in your own clinical practice on at least two clinical placements.

Dramatherapy

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in dramatherapy, supported by the expertise of our staff.

Music Therapy

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Our Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research is an international centre for research into music therapy, putting you at the heart of new music therapy research worldwide. Our large community of PhD students, and links to seven other universities across the world, will make you part of a team that leads on music therapy research.
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