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.

Study with us

Offering a broad and diverse range of courses, our students become part of a thriving community of music makers, scholars, composers and performers from both academia and the music industry.

Teaching that inspires

Our music courses are ranked 2nd in Guardian University Guide 2019, and are supported by our excellent performance, recording and learning facilities and our outstanding reputation for technological advancement.

Capture the essence of music

Explore the fundamental concepts of maths and tuning, and our theories on if music exists if has never been played.

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Congratulations to Music & Media staff Tom Armstrong and Maureen Galea, both recent recipients of a SHOUT Award, S…
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Looking forward to welcoming past and present Tonmeisters' to the annual Tonmeister Awards! Rewarding the amazing t…
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Looking forward to welcoming @citycalfe to the @UniOfSurrey for tonight's fantastic Joyce Dixey Competiton! Free ad…
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Join us this Friday 8th June for the Joyce Dixey competition! Showcasing a range of diverse musical performances, a…

Latest blog posts


Creativity and the Social Media Side of Composing: Report from Music Placement with the Composer Michael Price

Being a musician in the 21st century, whether a budding artist or an established figure, means, almost...


Prepping Up, Sparkling Up: Glittering CVs and Cover Letters for Music Placement Applications

It’s that time of the year when glitter, tinsel, colourful lights, and the delicious aroma of festive...