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BMus (Hons) Music

Rethink music study and practice through a challenging combination of theoretical and practical modules.

  • Music

BMus (Hons) Popular Music

From mainstream to underground, this degree embraces popular music in its many forms: rock, pop, folk, urban, jazz, experimental and commercial. We've even helped to set up our own independent record label, NX Records, to promote our students' work.

  • Music

BMus Music (with International Foundation year)

This four-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language skills, become familiar with UK academic culture, and study for a BMus degree in Music

  • Sound, Centre for English Language and Academic Writing

BMus/BSc (Hons) Music Computing

This programme is delivered jointly by the Departments of Music and Computing, and builds on their recognised expertise in the creative arts and the innovative application of computer science to stimulate and promote creative work.

  • Digital, Music

International Foundation Certificate in Music

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BMus in Music or Popular Music.

  • Centre for English Language and Academic Writing

Why study Music at Goldsmiths? 

From opera to electronica, and from Errollyn Wallen 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, digital 3 audio, ethnographic and popular music studies.

  • We focus on your creative development, enabling you to make music that’s true to your identity. You’ll graduate with an impressive and diverse set of skills, equipped for a range of music careers: whether in performance, composition, education, the arts sector or the creative industries.
  • As a student at Goldsmiths, you’ll perform, compose, study and experiment – ultimately specialising in the subjects that interest you most.
  • We provide a host of performance opportunities, including the Goldsmiths Sinfonia, GVE (Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble), the Chamber Choir, and the Contemporary Music Ensemble. These culminate in our end-of-year degree show and public music festival, PureGold.
  • You'll have access to our commercial-standard recording studio and the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studios, and you can gain work experience through our professional practice scheme linked to London-based music institutions.
  • In the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS), music at Goldsmiths received a high score of 92% for the overall quality of our teaching.
  • We're also ranked 12th in the UK, based on 'world leading' (4*) research, in the recent Research Excellence Framework. This means that by studying in the department you'll be working alongside academics who are leaders in their fields, and who are carrying out research that breaks new ground and improves the content of our degree programmes. 

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Music at Goldsmiths