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 world and popular. 

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 six research centres and units include the Centre for Russian Music and Afghanistan Music Unit.



Join our ensembles and take part in the PureGold festival - formal assessment and public showcase.



Use our excellent rehearsal and performance facilities including the Goldsmiths Music Studios, Council Chamber (with its Steinway Model D) and two suites of practice rooms.

There are also plenty of nearby professional spaces including The Music Rooms, central London’s Foundling Museum Picture Gallery and the Albany Theatre.

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.



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!