Our philosophy

As a music student, you'll be taught a range of musical styles and encouraged to explore a wide range of musical genres, taking a hands-on, practical and creative approach to learning. At undergraduate level, you can study degrees in popular music and music technology with specialisms in the following areas.

  • Performance - all genres, including jazz, pop, rock, classical and electronic;
  • Multimedia - creativity with many other arts, cultures and studies.

You'll be able to specialise more and focus on your specialist preferred areas of interest and expertise in your third year. We will also prepare you for the world of work (or further study) that awaits you after graduation.

Why study music?

When you come to study music at Kingston you will receive plenty of support through your studies. We want everyone who starts one of our courses to complete it: we will support you to achieve academically, creatively and personally.

You'll also develop a comprehensive understanding of music theory, technical and technological skills, like recording and production, enabling you to understand how music is put together and what gives it coherence. You'll also learn how to analyse music in a wide range of ways.

At both undergraduate and postgraduate level, you'll learn to use and maintain analogue technology in recording and production. Besides course related teaching, the Visconti Studio also organises special masterclasses, a Winterschool, and special recording sessions with international artists like Mary Epworth. In the Visconti Studio, you'll be part of our mission: to preserve the sounds and practices of the analogue past for the digital future.

Undergraduate courses

At Kingston you have a choice of two undergraduate music fields:

Postgraduate courses

The postgraduate courses in music at Kingston enable you to follow a specialist pathway or to create your own by choosing from a range of module options. If you do not wish to specialise you can simply opt for our Music MA. We also offer postgraduate research degrees for more specialised research.


Music events

KSA Show 2022 website

Friday 27 May - Saturday 31 December 2022

Contact us

Head of Department of Performing Arts: Prof Isabella Van Elferen

Music course leader: Alex Evans