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Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Goldsmiths Music Department!  This page will give you information relevant to your future studies.

As one of the world’s most innovative music departments, we are proud to help facilitate your career. We look forward to sharing with you our vision of music – a creative force that expresses the individual even as it breaks down boundaries.

You probably have many questions. To inform yourself about the university’s accommodation and support services, please visit the links below. If you want to prepare for your programme, you will find recommended study materials under ‘Pre-Course Reading’ in this page’s right-hand column.

Above all, we encourage you to visit our virtual learning environment, learn.gold, which is the platform for our courses and administration. You can visit the Department of Music Virtual office and familiarise yourself with learn.gold by going to the virtual learning environment and logging in as a guest.

In collaboration with Goldsmiths Departments of Educational Studies and Social and Community Studies, we have recently introduced at Level 3 two professional practice modules which will help you fast track into a career in music education by developing skills in music teaching and workshop leading. Music Teaching Skills includes associated work placements in local schools and  Music Workshop Skills will develop your skill and experience for working in the fast growing area of community music and various educational settings. We also recently launched a new scheme focused on employability and preparing students for the world of work; please see our Professional Practice Scheme link for more details.

Our incoming students share their questions, responses and feedback on the Freshers Facebook page (coming soon!). We encourage you to meet future peers, and to seek answers to your queries by joining this site.

New students are introduced to the Department at the start of the academic year with Music Week - an intensive programme of rehearsals and creative workshops for all Music Department students, with public performances on the Friday (BMus Music students) and public performances on the Saturday (BMus Popular Music students) - all are encouraged to attend both events. 

Should you have concerns or questions, please contact Harry Goodsman at the music office. We look forward to seeing you in September!

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QS World University Rankings, the world’s most trusted assessor of higher education, recently confirmed Goldsmiths place among the world’s top 100 universities for Arts and Humanities Studies.