Music

Overview

We offer exciting degree courses in Music Promotion and Music Journalism, and we have just launched a BA/BSc degree in Music Composition and Technology.

Our students enjoy the use of extensive resources - depending on your chosen subject, these could include photography studios, stills cameras, the latest sound recording equipment and music production facilities, radio sound booth and more, plus expert technical support.

As a student here, you’ll be stretched creatively and shown how to use imaginative solutions. You’ll learn the theoretical context behind your practice and be encouraged to put your ideas into practice. Whatever course you pick, we want you to become a versatile and deep, creative thinker.

At UCA we excel at magazine publishing – both print and online – and creating professional web portfolios for our students to graduate with, depending on your speciality. You may also have the chance to create radio and television packages during your course.

We also aim to carry out tuition through small group work in tutorials, workshops and seminars, so you’ll receive an engaging learning experience during your time here. Many of our teaching staff have extensive industry experience – one of them has, for instance, worked at the centre of the music press for 25 years. And a number of other staff and tutors have worked for the Guardian, Billboard, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Metal Hammer and many more. We have an expert on gender and popular music here, and another whose specialism is subculture and live music. We also have valuable industry connections with the likes of NME, Kerrang! and MOJO.

Music courses

Music courses are available at the following locations:

UCA Epsom

    UCA Farnham

      Maidstone TV Studios

        Distance learning

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          Open Days

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          Next Event: Sat 17 June, all campuses

          Careers in music

          Our Music courses will prepare you for exciting careers in the music promotion and journalism industries

          Instilled with an deep sense of professionalism, our graduates leave UCA fully prepared for life in the music industry. Our alumni have successfully landed roles at organisations such as Radio 1, London Live, NME, Vice, Clash, Absolute Radio, as well as independent record labels.

          Graduates from our Music Promotion and Music Journalism courses enter the music world armed with all the skills they need for successful careers in a wide range of roles, including:

           

          • Music publishing
          • Journalism
          • Music promotion
          • Artist management
          • Marketing
          • Product management
          • International marketing
          • Advertising
          • Public relations
          • Concert promotion
          • Branding and merchandising
          • Copywriting
          • Public relations
          • A&R
          • Producing
          • TV presenting

          Situated less than 15 miles from central London, Epsom is ideally placed to give you access to the UK’s largest record labels, venues and media organisations, whilst still allowing you to explore a smaller, more localised music scene on and near the campus. And with a course team of professional journalists, we have long-established links with some of the most high profile music publications and record labels, including:

          • Kerrang!
          • MOJO
          • NME
          • Clash
          • The Quietus
          • Rock Sound
          • The Guardian
          • Sony
          • Universal
          • XL
          • Mute
          • Domino
          • Q

          Case studies

          Find out where our Music courses have taken some of our students

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