Our expert tutors will guide you in courses ranging from composition to cutting-edge music technology.

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‌These courses are offered by our Department of Music and provide high-quality training in a range of courses from introductory to advanced levels.

They are held on weekday evenings or on Saturdays in the Department’s music facilities including specialist teaching spaces, the music computer suite and the Electronic Music Studio.

The courses are not accredited and do not include formal assessment, but they provide the opportunity to develop your musical and creative skills and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly creative environment.

How to join

Several music courses can be applied and paid for online via Eventbrite. Others will require you to complete the enrolment form. Please visit the specific course page for details.

Unless specified, there's no requirement for an audition or a tutor's signature on the enrolment form, but if you require advice before enrolling please contact the short course coordinator Maria Krivenski.

To enrol, please fill in the email, post or bring it in. 

Courses on offer:

Composing & Arranging for Jazz & Contemporary Styles

Facing Challenges Through Music

Field Recording and Soundscapes 

Advanced Field Recording and Soundscape Composition

From Music to Industry: creative strategies for emerging artists, bands and managers

Getting started with Logic Pro

Getting to grips with Max 7

Introduction to Ableton Live

Introduction to composing for film

Killer Sounds and Cool Kit: Inside the Electric Guitar

Media Music – Composing for Media, Film and TV

Modern Jazz Workshop

Music Production: Studio Recording

Music Production: Mixing and Mastering

Music Production: Programming of Synthesizers 

Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop



Music short courses 2016-17


Course TitleTermDay
Music Industry    
Composing, Songwriting and Arranging    
Composing and Arranging for Jazz & Contemporary Styles Autumn-Spring Monday
Introduction to Composing for Film Autumn  Saturday
Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop Autumn and Summer Wednesday
Media Music – Composing for Media, Film & TV Spring Thursday
Field Recording and Soundscapes  Spring/Summer Tuesday
Music Production: Studio Recording Summer Saturday
  Summer Thursday
Choir and Ensembles    
Modern Jazz Workshop Autumn-Spring Saturday
Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals Autumn, Spring and Summer Monday
Music Technology    
Getting Started with Logic Pro Autumn Wednesday
Introduction to Ableton Live Autumn  Thursday
Music Production: Mixing and Mastering Spring  Saturday