Department of Music and Media

We offer courses in music, creative music technology, sound recording, digital media arts and film and video production technology, exposing students to a unique world of music diversity.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

2nd in the UK

We are ranked 2nd for music in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 5 in the UK

We are ranked top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in music by the National Student Survey 2023.

* Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.


We have several facilities that are available to hire for commercial and non-commercial use for businesses.

Editing suite

Facilities and equipment

We have world-class facilities and equipment including three studios, edit rooms, practice rooms and a TV studio.


Our staff members

Dr Chris Mark

Head of Department of Music and Media, BMus (Music) Programme Leader

I am a graduate of the University of Southampton (1979), where I stayed to write a PhD on the early music of Britten under the supervision of Peter Evans (1989, published as Early Benjamin Britten in 1995). While still working on it I moved to Australia and taught at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University before coming back to the UK to take up a post...

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