Our expert tutors will guide you in courses ranging from composition to cutting-edge music technology.

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‌These courses are offered by our Department of Music and provide high-quality training in a range of courses from introductory to advanced levels.

They are held on weekday evenings or on Saturdays in the Department’s music facilities including specialist teaching spaces, the music computer suite and the Electronic Music Studio.

The courses are not accredited and do not include formal assessment, but they provide the opportunity to develop your musical and creative skills and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly creative environment.

How to join

Unless specified, there's no requirement for an audition or a tutor's signature on the enrolment form, but if you require advice before enrolling please contact the short course coordinator Maria Krivenski.

To enrol, please fill in the email, post or bring it in. 

Courses on offer in Spring and Summer Terms

Many of our courses are in the Autumn Term, so are no longer available, but you can still sign up for:

Short Course - Field Recording and Soundscapes

Short Course - Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop

Media Music – Composing for Media, Film and TV

Music Production: Mixing and Mastering

See below for the full list of courses on offer this academic year.

Music short courses 2015-16





Composing, Songwriting and Arranging    
Composing and Arranging for Jazz & Contemporary Styles Autumn-Spring Monday
Introduction to Composing for Film Autumn  Saturday
Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop Autumn and Summer Wednesday
Media Music – Composing for Media, Film & TV Spring Thursday
Field Recording and Soundscapes  Spring Tuesday
Choir and Ensembles    
Modern Jazz Workshop Autumn-Spring Saturday
Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals Autumn, Spring and Summer Monday
Music Technology    
Getting Started with Logic Pro Autumn Wednesday
Introduction to Ableton Live Autumn  Thursday
Music Production: Mixing and Mastering Spring  Saturday