Music

Short courses with Oxford University

The study of music touches upon every aspect of human life – physical, intellectual, emotional and social.

Music can be studied from a wide variety of perspectives: by reading, listening, performing and composing; by studying composers and musical forms; by exploring the music of the past and the present, and the music of other countries; and by investigating the relationships between the various parts of a composition. 

Some of our short courses in music, including flexible online courses, weekly classes (both in Oxford and online) and some summer schools, can be studied for credit, which means they can count towards a recognised qualification such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Online courses

We offer a number of online courses and events in music. The video below provides an overview of Analysing Classical Music: An Introduction – a flexible short online course which can be studied from anywhere in the world.


Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 12 Sep 2022 – 25 Nov 2022
Online - live • Short courses
  • Mon 19 Sep 2022 – 28 Nov 2022
  • 11 meetings
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Mon 26 Sep 2022 – Mon 28 Nov 2022
  • 10 meetings
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Mon 26 Sep 2022 – Mon 28 Nov 2022
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Wed 28 Sep 2022 – Wed 30 Nov 2022
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm