Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop


10 weeks

Day and time:

Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm

Next course: Starting date
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

Related subjects

Songwriting, Composing

Department Music

Steve Anthony


Goldsmiths, University of London

A workshop for songwriters and singer/songwriters with some experience, who want to learn more about what makes a good song, hone their skills and try out ideas.

Each week, we will deconstruct popular songs and work on exercises in class. You will be given different writing briefs (eg. place, politics, character) to stimulate new material, which will be critiqued in the next session. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other writers. There will be expert guidance and constructive feedback. The course is open to the many different styles and genres of popular song. Above all, it is a workshop for the craft of songwriting, not "the star-maker machinery" (Joni Mitchell), so come prepared to pitch in, experiment and make better songs.

Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 - Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

How to Apply

Please click on the date of the course you'd like to attend below. You'll be taken to Eventbrite, which is our booking system:

Please note that our short courses sell out quickly, therefore early booking is advisable.



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