Department of Music and Media

Our courses

The Department of Music and Media fuses creativity with technological innovation.

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

Our rankings

Our Music Programmes are ranked 2nd by the Guardian University Guide 2018

National Student Survey (NSS) 2017

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.


Our Music degree reflects the diversity of contemporary musical experience and the rich variety of music as an art form; the MMus can help prepare you for a variety of careers including performance, composition, teaching, arts administration and music journalism; and for PhD students, Surrey is a respected authority in sound technology and musical research.

Creative Music Technology

This degree develops an understanding of what is needed in the film, TV live-event and computer-games industries.

Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

The prestigious Surrey Tonmeister degree is unique in the UK, blending rigorous musical study, advanced investigation of audio engineering and mastery of sound-recording operation and practice. Our research brings together a broad range of interconnected subject areas, including dance, digital arts, film, music, theatre and sound recording.

Film and Video Production Technology

The only degree in the UK which combines film and broadcast engineering, mastery in the operational craft of professional equipment, and the artistic study of visual story telling. An industry-led degree, spanning science and art, and leading to a wide range of career options.

Digital Media Arts

Digital Arts practices lie at the heart of the video game and interactive entertainment industries and reach into film production, visual effects and animation.