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Music courses

Develop and explore your specific musical interests and find your own musical voice

Whether that’s popular music, classical performance/composition, jazz or production, or through our separate Music and Business Arts Management programme, we’re flexible to suit your career goals.

Music at Middlesex

Specialist pathways in popular music, classical performance/composition, jazz and production, and our separate programme in Music Business and Arts Management allow you to pursue your passion with the guidance of our internationally renowned tutors.

Study in our wonderful creative and arts building, The Grove, and make the most of our brand new £300,000 industry standard recording studio and extensive Kit Hub.

Learn how the industry works from visiting lectures and professors such as Daniel Miller (founder of Mute Records) and benefit from our staff’s links with organisations such as the Association of Independent Music, The Music Producers’ Guild, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Music Managers’ Forum.

  • Creative Graduates 2020

    Take a look at some amazing work from last year's music students. The graduate site showcases the work of students over thirty creative disciplines, across design, art performance and media.

  • Studying Music at Middlesex

    Middlesex students and tutors discuss their experiences on the Music, and Music Business and Arts Management degrees.

Our Music courses at a glance

State-of-the-art facilities

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including an industry standard recording and mixing studio, concert grand pianos, sound insulated practice rooms and computer suites.

Gain industry knowledge

You will gain key industry links with guest speakers and masterclasses from leading practitioners and music industry managers. You'll also have the opportunity to work with a range of artists including the Firebird Orchestra, Allegri String Quartet, Daniel Miller (Founder of Mute Records) and Grammy award winning producer, Alan Branch.

Expert support

You will receive plenty of support thoughout your course including access to professional staff, coaches, and personal instrumental lessons in your first study instrument or voice.

We are ranked 301-400 in the world for Art, Performing Arts & Design.

(referenced under Arts & Humanities) THE World University Rankings, 2019

Music facilities

As part of the music community at Middlesex, you'll have exclusive acces to to our first-class equipment and production facilities.

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Our academics are leading research into live streaming music and how it's changed since the global pandemic. Their work shows how musicians can generate income from their performances and includes best practice guidelines for artists.

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MDX academics are investigating musical therapy for the elderly

An innovative MDX research group has been awarded a grant to investigate if music therapy sessions have a positive impact on elderly people who live in care homes and are suffering from cognitive decline.

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MDX researchers reconstruct ancient musical instruments

Our academics have recently recreated an ancient instrument that was the pre-cursor to the modern oboe.

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