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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

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 in our facilities

    • 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.
  • We're back on campus for teaching

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. That means it’s not going to be like 2020 over again. We've combined the best of our pre-pandemic teaching with what's worked best for students while they've been learning at home.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    • Live ensemble performances will be face-to-face. It’s at the heart of what we do on the BA Music programme, both as a learning and social experience and we’re delighted to bring this element back onto campus

    • Hands-on learning of recording & production in the studio and DMW will be on campus too, giving you the opportunity to work with our state-of-the art facilities and experience what it’s like being in a creative community.

    • If you’re studying on the BA Music Business and Arts Management programme, you will be on campus for arts project-based workshops and we’re excited for you to be able to attend live events once more when all restrictions are lifted.

Innovative teaching that's enhanced by technology

Our teaching and learning approach is evidence based and designed using feedback from students and staff during the pandemic and in previous years. For example, our students particularly liked having tutorials online, meaning they were able to reduce travel time and costs, and having more contextual and technology focused lectures virtually so they could listen back to sessions in their own time.

We look forward to bringing continuing these practices in the new academic year, meaning you get the best learning experience.

We’ve also had great success transforming events into a virtual format, such as our third year showcase, MDX Creative Graduates. Not only was this a fantastic way of exhibiting the amazing work by our creative students, but being online also meant our students’ work could reach industry professionals all over the world! Due to its success, we’re going to be carrying this forward in future years to run alongside a physical event.

We use technology to enhance your learning and put you in control, such as the introduction of Short videos, weblinks, audio recordings, readings, specialist databases like Oxford Music Online, Rock’s BackPages and Naxos Music Library into learning.

Tech also allows us to add innovative new ways of teaching into the mix. Learning aids such as Kahoot, Trello, and Vevox are used by lecturers to complement more traditional forms of teaching.

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 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.

Our connections with many prestigious London venues means you’ll have the opportunity to perform at household names such as: St Pancras Church, Burgh House, Handel-Hendrix Museum, Artsdepot, Camden Assembly, Vortex, 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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