We offer exciting degree courses in Music Promotion and Music Journalism, and we have just launched a BA/BSc degree in Music Composition and Technology.
Our students enjoy the use of extensive resources - depending on your chosen subject, these could include photography studios, stills cameras, the latest sound recording equipment and music production facilities, radio sound booth and more, plus expert technical support.
As a student here, you’ll be stretched creatively and shown how to use imaginative solutions. You’ll learn the theoretical context behind your practice and be encouraged to put your ideas into practice. Whatever course you pick, we want you to become a versatile and deep, creative thinker.
At UCA we excel at magazine publishing – both print and online – and creating professional web portfolios for our students to graduate with, depending on your speciality. You may also have the chance to create radio and television packages during your course.
We also aim to carry out tuition through small group work in tutorials, workshops and seminars, so you’ll receive an engaging learning experience during your time here. Many of our teaching staff have extensive industry experience – one of them has, for instance, worked at the centre of the music press for 25 years. And a number of other staff and tutors have worked for the Guardian, Billboard, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Metal Hammer and many more. We have an expert on gender and popular music here, and another whose specialism is subculture and live music. We also have valuable industry connections with the likes of NME, Kerrang! and MOJO.
Music courses are available at the following locations:
You can download the Music Subject Guide to find out more about the courses we offer.
All you need to know for undergraduate and pre-degree entry.
Explore our campuses, facilities and creative courses at a UCA Open Day.
Next Event: Wed 29 November, all campuses
Instilled with an deep sense of professionalism, our graduates leave UCA fully prepared for life in the music industry. Our alumni have successfully landed roles at organisations such as Radio 1, London Live, NME, Vice, Clash, Absolute Radio, as well as independent record labels.
Graduates from our Music Promotion and Music Journalism courses enter the music world armed with all the skills they need for successful careers in a wide range of roles, including:
With our close industry connections, you’ll be able to access competitive work placements and make music business contacts that will support your progression in the industry and help you get your foot in the door. Our previous students have been invited to work on projects for well-known music brands including Kerrang!, XL Recordings, MOJO and Q. UCA graduates have also been offered roles at recognised media organisations including the BBC, London Live, Vice and Absolute Radio.
Situated less than 15 miles from central London, Epsom is ideally placed to give you access to the UK’s largest record labels, venues and media organisations, whilst still allowing you to explore a smaller, more localised music scene on and near the campus. And with a course team of professional journalists, we have long-established links with some of the most high profile music publications and record labels, including:
Find out where our Music courses have taken some of our students
"Music journalism was great for allowing me to be at my most creative. The course promoted an understanding of how each students tastes and ideas differed, and the lecturers gave us freedom to develop projects the way we wanted. I gained great contacts, experience, and confidence through UCA, setting me up well for future endeavours."
"Studying Music Journalism has taught me vital skills in order to advance my career as a music journalist. The advice given to me by my tutors has allowed me to experience opportunities such as attending The Brits and meeting idols like Noel Gallagher, and also becoming editor of our course blog."