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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