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Studying Music

What to look forward to

Throughout your learning you'll develop and explore your own 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.

  • Reach your full creative potential

    • You’ll have our state-of-the-art facilities at your fingertips to help develop your own creative identity and produce your best possible work, including a variety of practice rooms, a £300,000 recording studio facility, and a KitHub which has a strong catalogue of music equipment available for loan to students
    • If your focus is performance, you’ll get 1-1 instrumental/vocal tuition, as well as opportunities for ensemble performance, and occasionally concerto performances
    • You’ll have many opportunities for collaboration with students from other arts & media disciplines: Animation, Film & TV Production, Computer Games Design, Computer Graphics, VR, Dance, Theatre and Fashion.
  • Hands on learning and collaboration

    The Music BA course will be taught almost entirely on campus. Live ensemble performances, hands-on learning of recording & production in the studio and Digital Media Workshops will all be on campus, giving you the opportunity to work with our state-of-the art facilities and experience what it’s like to be in a creative community.

    We retain a small element online such as 1-1 tutorials as we’ve found students appreciate the option to do this virtually.

    If you’re studying on the Music Business and Arts Management BA course, your teaching will also take place primarily on campus, with approximately a quarter being online where suitable. You will also have some flexibility when it comes to choosing between online or in-person tutorials within modules.

Innovative teaching from experienced practitioners and academics

If studying on the BA Music programme, you will choose modules to align with your passion in music and graduate with a degree that represents your interests and skills. You will learn from recognised tutors with specialisms that suit your interests, and you’ll graduate with named degree pathways with any of the following titles: BA Music (Performance/Composition), BA Music (Popular) and BA Music (Production).

BA Music Business and Arts Management students will benefit from our active practitioners or researchers in music, the arts, or business as well as guest lecturers. Many prominent industry speakers have visited over recent years such as: Gillian Moore CBE (Southbank Centre); Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), James Gillespie (Sony Music), Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music) and Dave Tomberlin (Interscope-Geffen-A&M).

Support for your successful career in music

  • Our strong industry links give you the opportunity to collaborate with renowned professionals.
  • You’ll learn how the industry works from visiting 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.
  • Our connections across London mean you’ll have the opportunity to perform at iconic London venues such as: The Troubadour, Burgh House, Handel-Hendrix Museum, Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden Assembly, Soho’s The Spice of Life and the Islington Academy.

The team is looking forward to welcoming you to Middlesex! With our state-of-the art facilities and extensive industry connections, we’re excited to see you develop into a professional, ready to take on the music industry.

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