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Department of Music

From opera to soundscape, from John Cale to James Blake, music at Goldsmiths embraces 21st-century culture.

Our music degrees bring together academic work with creative practice, letting you merge classical, contemporary, studio-based, ethnographic and popular music studies.

We focus on your creative development, enabling you to make music that’s true to your identity. You will graduate with an impressive and diverse set of skills, equipped for a range of music careers: whether in performance, education, the arts sector or the creative industries.

As a student at Goldsmiths, you will perform, compose, study and experiment – ultimately specialising in the subjects that interest you most. You will use our commercial-standard recording studio and Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studios, and you can gain work experience through our professional practice scheme linked to London-based music institutions.

We provide a host of performance opportunities, including our opera, the Goldsmiths Sinfonia, our Chamber Choir and the Contemporary Music Ensemble. These culminate in our end-of-year degree show and public music festival, PureGold.


PureGold is holding a one-day festival at London's Southbank Centre on Monday 5 May from 3pm. From baroque, opera and contemporary premiers, to singer-songwriters, electronica and installation, the musical talent on display at the PureGold musical festival will be a unique opportunity to see the future of music in an intimate venue in the centre of London. 

PhD funding success: Music will host an AHRC-funded PhD project from next year, thanks to an award just made under the CHASE scheme. Applications for the next round of PhD funding will be invited again in the autumn. More information on the MPhil/PhD here

The Department of Music is very saddened by the loss of Professor Alexander Ivashkin (1948-2014)

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An introduction to the Department of Music

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