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Why study Music at Brunel?

At Brunel we offer a unique undergraduate programme, firmly oriented toward the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Music at Brunel views music of the past through the prism of contemporary musical activity, providing a strong base of knowledge and craft to enable students to be flexible, skilful and creative 21st-century musicians. You will feel equipped with the tools to learn and to develop as young creative artists.

Whether you’re interested in performing, composing, or studying the music of today, whether using traditional instruments or new technologies, Brunel offers a flexible, original and innovative music degree course which will provide you with both the necessary professional skills and a rigorous academic grounding should you wish to pursue a postgraduate or research degree in music. 

Music can be a challenging subject, but at Brunel you’ll be supported by enthusiastic and passionate academics who will motivate and guide you as well as giving you plenty of creative freedom to become the musician that you want to be. 

As a Brunel music student you’ll also benefit from the many student clubs that are run by students such as the Student-Led Record Club and Student Led Gigs. 

Our Music BA course has just introduced the opportunity of a work placement as part of your degree so you gain some industry experience which will help you stand out in the job market after you graduate.

Our Music graduates continue to obtain graduate jobs in a variety of music jobs and other sectors including becoming freelance musicians, releasing music, music teacher, events management, film music, marketing with music, and working in the media industry.

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Music student Emilia's graduation performance