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Making music, in Gloucestershire and beyond

The university’s Popular Music course prepares musicians to build sustainable and diverse careers in the creative industries. Students develop creative music-making skills, including production, songwriting, performance, composition for screen media, studio techniques, marketing, and business enterprise. The award-winning teaching staff are all industry-active, as songwriters, producers, performers and researchers. ​

The Music Business course prepares students to develop a multi-skilled and entrepreneurial approach to new business (globally and locally), using cutting-edge technologies and ideas. Students gain specialist knowledge in music marketing, law, events, sustainability, management, emergent technologies and business enterprise, and develop audience and market solutions for commercial and community music projects.

The Sound & Music Production​ course prepares students to work across creative industries as they explore commercial and emergent aspects of music and sound technology. They develop an industry-aligned skill set, including studio production and recording; sound design and composition for film, games, animation and VR; and sound engineering for events, streaming and broadcast.

Dr Matthew Lovett, Academic Subject Leader for Music and Sound, said:
“As both a researcher and an educator, I’m interested in exploring the evolving nature of contemporary music and sound practice, and working with students to develop creative approaches to making and sharing music. The music industry is very much a people-business, so in addition to learning technical skills, our students work in creative teams to gain the people skills they’ll need in the​ir future careers.”

Jack Van Delden-Wilce, Music Producer and University of Gloucestershire student said:
“Being on my course has helped me reach many goals − from networking and learning about the music and sound industry, to releasing my own projects and developing audiences. The best thing about this course is that it puts you on a path that has individuality, whilst also receiving help from our lecturers who have had so much experience in the industry.”

Each of the University of Gloucestershire’s music degree courses is offered on a full-time basis, plus the Music Business and Sound & Music Production courses are available for part-time students too.​