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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This ground-breaking degree embraces popular music in its many forms from the mainstream to the underground and puts exploration and experimentation in creative practice at the heart of the degree.Collaboration with Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records has enabled us to create NX Records, an independent record label based at Goldsmiths, giving us the potential to promote Goldsmiths students' work on an international stage.**Why study BMus Popular Music at Goldsmiths?**This programme will allow you to acquire and develop a variety of skills, both individually and collaboratively, including musicianship and ensemble playing, songwriting, production and recording (at Goldsmiths Music Studios), composition and making music for film, and alternative sites for music.**London and Performance**You'll be within easy reach of South East London's many venues, as well as those across the capital, which provide a connection to music, art, dance, and theatre with an international focus, but also to local promoters, labels and the London-based music industry.You'll also have the opportunity to perform at student-run showcases, in department ensembles, and at PureGold, our annual music festival that celebrates music created and performed at Goldsmiths.**Employment and Industry Links**The Goldsmiths Music department has strong links with the music industry, employing professional musicians, producers, and artists as lecturers. We also present frequent, high-profile speakers from the music industry at our talks and events. Recently, these have included Dave Okumu, Nigel Godrich, Darkstar, Mica Levi, Matana Roberts, and Arts Council Music Relationship Managers.Beyond music, you’ll be very well set-up for the world of work. Employers look for initiative-driven graduates who think critically about their actions, work well with others and adapt quickly and creatively to new ideas. These ideas are written into the DNA of the degree, which will help you develop these skills. Graduates from this programme include Rosie Lowe, Another Sky, La Lief (Oram Award winner, 2018), James Blake, Katy B, and Ross from Friends, among others.Please note the BMus Popular Music only accepts applications for first year entry and does not accept applications for deferred entry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 85 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    123 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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