Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English, to develop additional music skills (theoretical or practical).
You'll also have the opportunity to familiarise yourself both with ways of working in British academic culture and in the standards required at Masters degree level.
You can take it as a self-standing Diploma or as an ideal preparation for further postgraduate study. The Graduate Diploma in Music is designed to lead on to the MA and MMus programmes in the Department of Music at Goldsmiths.
You can choose to specialise in an area of music that interests you, whether it be music performance, composition or musicology (including ethnomusicology, popular music studies, historical musicology or contemporary music studies).
If you wish to go on to study either at Goldsmiths or elsewhere in Britain you'll be given help and support in finding an appropriate programme.
If you pass the programme at the required level (a pass in all modules with an overall score of 50% or more) and complete a successful interview you can progress onto one of the following MA programmes:
- MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies)
- MA Music (Ethnomusicology)
- MA Music (Musicology)
- MMus in Creative Practice
- MMus Composition
- MMus Sonic Arts
- MMus in Performance
- MMus Popular Music
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Naomi Matsumoto.