School of Music and Performance

The School of Music and Performance provides some of the leading courses in the fields of theatre, performance, sound, and music. We ensure our courses remain relevant to industry so that as well as developing their creative potential, our graduates are well prepared to build successful careers in their chosen discipline. 

We continually invest in our campuses to ensure you the best possible student experience and gain all the skills you need. We've invested £14.7m to extend our Cardiff Campus and provide even more specialist facilities. 

Areas of study



The Creative Industries Research Unit is one of the largest, most multidisciplinary at the University of South Wales. The Unit has strategically exploited its base in central Cardiff, one of the UK’s largest creative hubs outside London, to establish major collaborative partnerships with the creative industries and policymakers.

Its focus on industrial collaboration in research means that it is a trusted point of leadership and expertise for both the creative industries and policymakers seeking to advance the role of creativity in Welsh economic and cultural life.

The Unit has distinctive strengths in the areas of arts and health; creative clusters and screen media; and practice-research.