Music

Overview

Our music portfolio offers an exciting collection of courses, including our newly launched BA/BSc degree in Music Composition and Technology. 

With extensive resources, you’ll have access to sound editing, recording and mixing suites, the latest music production facilities such as dubbing suites and cutting rooms, as well as photography studios, top level digital equipment, radio sound booths, digital suites with the latest creative software and more. All areas are supported by expert technical support. 

As a music student at UCA, you’ll be stretched creatively and shown how to use imaginative thinking. You’ll learn the theoretical context behind your practice and be encouraged to put your ideas into practice. Whatever course you pick, we’ll help you to become a versatile and deep, creative thinker. 

No matter what area of music you’re looking to progress into, whether it’s composition, production, promotion, journalism or branding, you’ll benefit from the extensive industry experience of our staff. They’ll guide you through small group work in tutorials, workshops, seminars, and events 

You’ll gain an in depth industry insight, whilst developing the skills, knowledge and portfolio to launch a career in your chosen field.

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Music courses

Music courses are available at the following locations:

UCA Epsom

    UCA Farnham

      Maidstone TV Studios

        Distance learning

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          Careers in Music

          Our Music courses will prepare you for exciting careers in the music promotion and journalism industries

          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:

           

          • Music publishing
          • Journalism
          • Music promotion
          • Artist management
          • Marketing
          • Product management
          • International marketing
          • Advertising
          • Public relations
          • Concert promotion
          • Branding and merchandising
          • Copywriting
          • Public relations
          • A&R
          • Producing
          • TV presenting

          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:

          • Kerrang!
          • MOJO
          • NME
          • Clash
          • The Quietus
          • Rock Sound
          • The Guardian
          • Sony
          • Universal
          • XL
          • Mute
          • Domino
          • Q

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