Looking for a music Clearing degree that has a reputation for producing graduates who currently work in the music industry? Want to practise in state-of-the-art facilities and be taught by music professionals? Then discover our music Clearing courses. 

We’ve designed our music courses to be tailored to you and your specialisms. Whether you have a passion for performing, or want to explore popular music and recording, our bachelor’s degrees in music have you covered.


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Our music facilities

Salford music degree student sitting by high-tech recording equipment in the university’s recording studio facilities.

When you study a Clearing music course with us, you’ll call the £55 million New Adelphi building home. It’s where you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities and expert technicians who will help you make the most of your studies.  

Our full range of music facilities includes: 

  • Recording Studios – We currently boast six recording studios – all of which are big enough to accommodate bands and brass ensembles. They contain everything from analogue recording hardware and tape machines to extensive microphone collections. They also feature a large selection of drum machines and a diverse array of software platforms. 

  • Computer Suite – Our 26 workstations are equipped with licences for all of the software we teach. Current software provisions include Logic X, Pro Tools, Ableton, Max MSP, Sibelius, and Soundtoys. A huge selection of Universal Audio and Waves plug-ins are also available across all studio spaces. 

  • Studio 9 Composition Lab – This studio space is equipped with an impressive range of hardware, including synthesizers like DSI OB6, Korg MS20, Roland Juno 106, and Korg Volca FM. The space is also acoustically treated and equipped for 5.1 mixdowns. 

  • Performance Spaces – Our performance assessments, public concerts, and masterclasses take place across several spaces, both on and off-campus. We operate a high-quality modular PA system across Peel Hall, the New Adelphi Theatre, and Atmosphere. 

Our music Clearing courses are also designed to give you the opportunity to network with industry leaders across the city, and we often invite guest speakers to share their experiences. 

We’ve previously welcomed the Buffalo Brothers, Tom Leah, Jostine Loubser, and Jason Brown. Our programmes also have direct links to a range of professional institutions, including BBC Philharmonic, Islington Mill, Manchester International Festival, Halle Orchestra, and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. 

Music degrees in Clearing

A Salford student plays the drums inside a recording booth.

We offer a range of music Clearing courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals. From composition and recording to music production and management, we have a bachelor’s degree in music to suit you. 

Our music degrees are well known for producing successful recording artists, including: 

  • Members of the British art rock band, Everything Everything (Mercury Prize nominees, 2018). 

  • Recording artist and award-winning entrepreneur, Caroline Redman Lusher (founder and creator of Rock Choir). 

  • Film and television music composer, Louis Dodd (Love and Hate Crime, Emmy-nominated Strike Back: Retribution, Amazing Hotels and BAFTA-winning Long Lost Family). 

  • Songwriter and producer, Rick Boardman (member of indie dance band Delphic, and co-writer of hit singles including ‘Back to You’ performed by Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha; ‘Real Love’ by Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne and ‘Love On Me’ by Galantis). 

View our Music Clearing courses

BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording

Are you serious about a career in the music industry? Do you want to develop your technical and creative music skills while working on creative projects? If you choose to join our BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording degree through Clearing, you’ll embark upon your personal journey towards professional musicianship, enhancing your performance, composition, and recording skills, while deepening your knowledge of how the industry works. 

You’ll receive musical tuition in the instrument of your choice, get to grips with the essentials of studio recording, and expand your experience of performing in both solo and ensemble settings. What’s more, you’ll also take part in masterclasses led by established professionals, providing you with invaluable insights into what it’s like to work in the music industry. 

BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording with Foundation Year

Our BA (Hons) Popular Music and Recording with Foundation Year provides an extra year to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to the BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording course.  

You will study popular music as a discipline from a broad range of perspectives and receive visits from guest speakers, who are leading professionals from the popular music industry. 

BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology

Do you want a career as an engineer, producer, or composer? Whatever your professional goals are, our BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology course can help you to achieve them. 

Combining your existing musical talent with an in-depth knowledge of music production hardware and software, you’ll spend your time recording and producing music and sound for bands, ensembles, your own compositions, film, radio, and games.  

Our state-of-the-art, industry-standard recording studios will be available to you throughout your course. These facilities are maintained by our amazing technical team, who are always on hand to offer support. 

What’s more, you’ll have access to Manchester’s thriving arts and music scene. Whether you’re part of the crowd, performing in front of one, or mixing the show, there are plenty of creative opportunities for you to get involved in.

BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology with Foundation Year

Our BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology with Foundation Year course has a foundation year at the start to provide you with an understanding of the subject so you can progress on to the BA (Hons) Music: Creative Music Technology course. 

Here at Salford, we have a full specialism in the field of music technology. You will develop your confidence in core studio skills, while gaining a solid academic understanding of historical developments and aesthetic considerations. You’ll be trained in the specific discipline of composing, arranging, and producing audio for film, radio, television, and gaming. 

BA (Hons) Music Management and Creative Enterprise

Do you want to learn about music management from industry experts? Interested in sharpening your skills in artistic creativity, project management, digital marketing, and distribution techniques? If so, our BA (Hons) Music Management and Creative Enterprise course might be the right fit for you. 

On this course, you'll explore various managerial roles within the music sector, covering artist management, music publishing, copyright legislation, distribution, and marketing. You'll also get hands-on experience managing your own public and industry-focused projects, like launching a record label or organizing events in Manchester. 

This degree course merges creativity with business, helping you develop practical skills in video production, photography, journalism, and merchandising – all skills that are valued by employers, giving you an edge in the industry. 

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Music students using a sound mixer board.

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