Music degrees
at UCA

Our music courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2024.

If you want to make a career in music composition, music technology, or in the business side of the industry, our undergraduate and Master's degree courses in music production and music management are for you. 

Whichever you choose, we'll challenge you to come up with imaginative solutions to creative briefs, and encourage you to explore the theory behind your practice. You'll also collaborate with students from our film, television, marketing and performance courses to build a diverse network and an impressive portfolio.

Throughout your studies, you'll be taught by expert staff with experience in broadcasting, composing, performance, artist development and music marketing, who have worked with artists from Emma Smith (Gorillaz) to the Edinburgh Quartet, and for music industry leaders such as BBC Radio, Sony and Universal Music Group.

You'll also make use of the extensive purpose-built facilities in our specially designed Business School at UCA Epsom and state of the art Film and Media Centre at UCA Farnham, where you'll find specialist facilities for audio and video capture, control rooms, a dubbing theatre, and dedicated rehearsal and performance spaces.

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Careers in
Music

The UK's fast-growing music industry employs roughly 142,000 jobs (and counting) spanning recording, distribution, marketing, post-production and more. Our music courses are wide-ranging and can prepare you for a range of career paths including:

  • Composition for moving image
  • Non-linear compositon (Computer Games)
  • Sound design
  • Sound artistry
  • Orchestration
  • Music production
  • Musicology
  • Music education
  • Sound engineering
  • Sound recording
  • Record company management
  • Music marketing
  • A&R (talent scouting and development)
  • Artist management
  • Live music producing
  • Record company marketing
  • Music publishing
  • Music industry consultancy or strategic development
Arusik Nanyan

"I really enjoy the ability to be creative and make any of your ideas a reality. Here at UCA you are given all the assistance, equipment, time and space you need."

Arusik Nanyan