The Bath School of Music & Performing Arts

Perform. Design. Create. The Bath School of Music and Performing Arts can turn your creative passion into a career.

From Acting to Stage Management, Circus to Opera, the Bath School of Music and Performing Arts offers you the right course to fulfil your creative career aspiration.

At our campuses in Bath, or through one of our excellent partners, we offer an unrivalled portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that will put you on the right path to the music and performing arts industry.

To find out more, explore our interest areas

We teach

Our staff are practitioners and researchers who work in the industry and can offer you a real-world understanding of the music and performing arts professions.

Through our teaching and practice we will give you the skills and knowledge to achieve this: we will develop your practice, encourage an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset and nurture your creativity, preparing you for the demands of your chosen career and much more.

We research

Our approach to research in the performing arts connects inter-disciplinary practice with current theoretical contexts. Our research specialisms within theatre, dance and music span a wide range of interests – from choreographic practices to screen dance and digital performance to performance and the medical humanities, to name a few.

We innovate

Bath Spa Productions is a major producer of Dance, Music and Theatre events across the city. This exciting innovation project links you with professional artists and companies from the real world. SparkFest is our annual and ever-growing festival of new work.

We connect

Through our network of professional, exchange and collaborative partners, Bath School of Music and Performing Arts link you to expert practitioners, educators and researchers in the UK and beyond.

This means we draw on a broad network of industry advisers, institutions and partners to underpin your learning. So that everything you do always relates back to the profession for which you train.

We know that working in this industry is not just about talent, but also about your entrepreneurialism and how you enhance your professionalism, develop your networks and stimulate your creativity to make work, as much as find work.

See some of our collaborative partners below, or visit our Educational Partnerships page for more information.