Find your individual artistic voice and develop your creative skills in live performance, composition and music production.
Why study Music at Kent?
Your course, your way: Engage in a wide range of musical activities through elective modules on a choice of three different pathways: Music Performance and Production, Music Technology and Audio Production or Music Business and Production. Access fantastic facilities: Immerse yourself in cutting edge methods and technologies to create original music in our specialist rehearsal spaces, recording and post-production studios, equipped with the latest technology from leading manufacturers. Get career ready: Utilise our strong links with the UK music industry through guest lecturers with internationally-renowned musicians, performers and industry experts, making you part of a wide professional network as you master industry standard practices. Explore Medway: Our music courses are housed on the Historic Dockyard site in Chatham; a former naval base reinvented as a 21st-century study space, with exceptional facilities and support, just 35 miles away from London. Join our community: The School of Arts is a creative hub where you will work closely with others from music as well as film, drama, media studies and art history to produce collaborative works and participate in extra-curricular activities.
What you'll learn
undergraduate music programmes specifically meet the needs of those pursuing
careers in the music industry. They combine rigorous academic study, technical
instruction, creative outputs and professional opportunities.
Performance and Production, you’ll learn how to write and perform music in a
range of styles using industry-standard technology. Your critical skills are
enhanced through the study of musical conventions and how these are used in
contemporary and commercial forms of music. You also benefit from one-to-one
tuition in Stages 1 and 2, with an additional opportunity in Stage 3, dependent
See the modules you'll study
It is possible to take this degree with a year in industry, to gain experience working in a professional environment. We offer support and advice to help you find a placement either in the music industry or other sectors such as charities and arts organisations. There is also the option to broaden your horizons by studying the degree with a year abroad.
What our students say
"I've become really multi-skilled because I studied music business, music technology, music performance, music psychology, music journalism – all different kinds of things."
- Caitlin Fox, graduate and Music teacher
Our staff bring with them a broad range of experience, from our expert academic staff to our highly qualified technicians and practising professionals. Together they support, develop, challenge and inspire you throughout your studies.
We use a variety of teaching methods including practical and technical workshops, performance platforms, seminars, lectures and group projects.
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