Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course enables students focus on the production of current popular music, creating and recording tracks using the university's recording facilities. They also explore the composition of popular music, recording techniques and the marketing of popular music. Students also widen their musical knowledge and experience by choosing an option module from an extensive range, including those covering composing with sound design, ensemble performance and composing for film and TV.

Course Modules

Modules include: Advanced production of popular music; composing and marketing popular music; major project; researching music. Optional modules: constructing music education in the UK; contemporary sonic arts practice; international music education: psychology, culture and philosophy; sound design; techniques and technology for composing for film and television; the philosophy and psychology of musical performance; current debates in music education; jazz studies; live performance; special study; the psychology of music; the studio musician.

Course Additional Entry

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in music; applicants may be asked to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work and/or a portfolio of popular music compositions; relevant experiential learning may be taken in lieu of a music based degree; interview; applicants whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £4,800  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MMus £6,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MMus £2,400  Academic year. First year home fees