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Music & the Creative Economy Masters (MA): Facilities

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Students on this programme benefit from a wide range of facilities across the University. Given the integrated nature of this course, you might attend lectures, workshops and other sessions at different campuses. Some modules involve attending events and seminars outside the University.

Music Facilities

Music at Kingston University offers a comprehensive training with a balance between the practical and academic aspects of music. Whatever your music tastes – be they classical, rock, the experimental avant-garde or multimedia projects – we have the expertise and facilities to help you realise your dream.

The campus's proximity to London means that you also benefit from easy access to the capital's excellent musical resources as well as Kingston's own facilities.

The Coombehurst complex

As a music student, your studies will be based at the Coombehurst complex in the pleasant parkland environment of our Kingston Hill campus.

Coombehurst House, Coombehurst Court, Coombehurst Studio and Lodge provide a range of teaching and professional studio facilities and practice rooms. There are:

  • five recording studios;
  • a computer suite with 25 iMac workstations;
  • audio and video editing facilities; and
  • band rehearsal rooms.

Instrument collection

The department owns an extensive collection of instruments, including around 30 pianos, a harpsichord, stage pianos, drum kits, and orchestral and classroom instruments. We also have a double-size Javanese gamelan and a set of djembe drums.

Loans system

We operate a loans system that allows students to book out a wide range of recording and performing equipment and instruments online. Room bookings can also be made through the same system, and the studios can be used 24 hours a day.

Music in the library

The Nightingale Centre on the Kingston Hill campus is home to the music library, which holds an extensive collection of books, anthologies, scores, sheet music, periodicals, and audio and video recordings. The University also subscribes to an excellent range of e-resources for music, including Grove Music Online, RILM and the Naxos Online Recordings catalogue. These are all accessible from all University workstations.

Kingston Hill campus

Kingston Hill is a leafy, hillside campus situated about three miles away from Kingston town centre. It is a quiet, secure place to study with easy access to London, meaning it provides the best of all worlds for our students.

Kingston Business School

Kingston Hill campusThe £26million Kingston Business School building, opened in 2012, stands at the heart of Kingston Hill campus. It provides teaching and social space, together with the Business School's academics, tutors, support staff and student facilities. It benefits from a bright, airy atrium with a cafe, sofas and laptop bars for informal learning.

The facilities available at Kingston Business School not only make studying a pleasant experience, but also give you the hands-on experience that counts in the workplace.

Learning resources centre

Nightingale Centre The learning resources centre (named the Nightingale Centre) provides computing and study facilities, plus access to specialist business books, journals and online resources alongside specialist facilities such as a Bloomberg trading room. The long opening hours and cafe make it a comfortable and convenient place to study.

Modern and innovative IT facilities

Students have access to PCs, Macs and wireless networks across the Kingston Hill campus. Our StudySpace virtual learning environment allows you to access course materials and contact fellow students and staff while away from the campus.

Campus facilities

Other campus facilities include:

  • a dedicated Postgraduate Student Suite, including a computer and group-work study rooms;
  • free car parking, cycle parking and showers;
  • a free intersite bus service, connecting you to other campuses;
  • student restaurants and shop;
  • a student bar;
  • a cashpoint;
  • health and wellbeing services; and
  • sports and recreation societies.

Find out more about the Kingston Hill campus in the virtual tour.

Penrhyn Road campus

Penrhyn Road has a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Students from all campuses converge here as it houses facilities such as the students' union headquarters, the gym, the health centre and the main student restaurant. It is close to the town centre; and is easily accessible from other campuses.

The four-storey main building houses the Learning Resources Centre, which has:

  • electronic resources, drop-in PC areas, video and DVD playback facilities, satellite TV and spaces for study;
  • teaching rooms; and
  • lecture theatres.

The six-storey John Galsworthy building is a £20million teaching and learning facility containing lecture theatres, flexible teaching space and information technology suites around a landscaped courtyard.

Kingston University has spent several million pounds on new teaching and learning facilities during the last few years, including:

  • science laboratories;
  • specialist facilities for subjects such as anatomy, psychology, journalism and radiology;
  • open-access computing suites;
  • library facilities; and
  • improved access for students with disabilities.

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