Music at Goldsmiths

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Courses with a difference

Computing music

Alongside more traditional courses, we offer a BMus/BSc with Computing, courses with Psychology and Theatre, and MA Pathways in CCE and Arts Administration.

We encourage an atmosphere of open-minded debate and a commitment to all types of music from classical to jazz and pop. 

International reach

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We have a global track record for research that interfaces with historical studies, computing, audiovisual media, poetry and design. The expertise of Danny Driver, an internationally renowned concert pianist, nourishes the department's post-graduate programmes.

Our unique profile of research centres and units include the Centre for Russian Music, Afghanistan Music Unit and the Asian Music Unit.

 

Showcases

Violin

Join our ensembles and take part in PureGold Festival: the annual festival of eclectic, innovative and exciting work coming out of the Department of Music.

Diversity

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The Department of Music is committed to diversity and equality.

Rose Dagul, our Diversity and Representation Liason, leads the effort to decolonise and diversify our degree programmes, alongside the joint heads of department. We have formed various smaller working groups looking at the content of specific modules and at the membership and repertoire of our music ensembles, as well as examining the broader teaching methods and educational aims of our curriculum, specifically in terms of these questions of representation and diversity.

Living in London

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Living here you can enjoy and participate in the city’s international, thriving music scene. Students also benefit from our associations with local organisations such as the South Bank Centre, and the Horniman Museum, whilst the University of London offers access to the resources of companion organisations, such as the Institute of Musical Research.

Alumni

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Our alumni play leading roles in the music industry and other creative fields.

Ours is a hugely varied department, and former students have equally diverse lives - from classical musicians and Mercury Prize-winning pop stars, to lawyers, academics and administrators.

Your future

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Our courses prepare you for music professions across education, the arts sector and creative industries - but not just in music. Employers look for initiative-driven graduates who think critically about their actions, work with others well and adapt quickly to new ideas.

Our degrees help you achieve all that, sometimes without you noticing!