On this exciting new programme, you develop technical skills to an advanced level and learn how to use audio hardware and software to a professional standard.
Areas you explore include: recording techniques, audio production, music programming, music and media, and music event technologies. Your critical skills are developed through an in-depth understanding of the technology and its associated music.
Our degree programmes
Our three innovative 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.
In addition to this programme, we offer:
- Music Business and Production BA (Hons)
- Music, Performance and Production BA (Hons)
We have partnerships with universities around the world, offering you the chance to study abroad for a term or for a year. Rising to the challenge of living in another country and immersing yourself in a different culture is a rewarding experience and demonstrates to potential employers that you are independent and flexible in your outlook.
Year in industry
It is also possible to undertake a year’s placement in industry either at home or abroad, gaining 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 organizations.
We are based on an inspirational waterfront environment in the Historic Dockyard Chatham, part of our Medway campus. We have excellent, industry-standard facilities and our studios are installed with state-of-the-art technology from leading manufacturers.
Our flagship studio integrates a new Neve Genesys Black G48 mixing console with our existing Genelec 5.1 surround system, and has a large live room and vocal booth.
We also have a number of other studios including an Avid HD studio with SSL Matrix mixing console, a Genelec multi-speaker studio, Foley recording studio and other well-equipped post-production suites and iMac workstation rooms.
In addition, our Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre is one of the best in the UK.
Students can perform music in a variety of specialist spaces at the Medway campus and can also use the fantastic performance spaces at our Canterbury campus.
Teaching Excellence Framework
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Please see the University of Kent's Statement of Findings for more information.
Teaching and assessment
Our staff bring with them a broad range of experience, from our expert academic staff to our highly qualified technicians and practicing 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.
Kent equips you with essential skills when it comes to getting a job. More than 96% of our 2016 graduates found a job or further study within six months of graduation.
Career opportunities for music graduates include many aspects of the creative industries, such as:
- music recording and production
- audio software development
- sound for film
- music performance
- music management
- composition and songwriting
- research and academia.
It is also possible to pursue careers in areas including:
- video games
- live sound for theatres and festivals
- audio installations for museums
- sonic arts and computer music.
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