Music courses at Salford

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Whether you have a passion for performing, producing, or working at a label or recording studio, a music degree from the University of Salford has you covered.

When you study a performance course with us, you’ll call the £55 million New Adelphi building home. It’s where you’ll find industry-standard facilities and teams of supportive and experienced tutors and technicians to help you make the most of your studies.

You’ll be able to specialise in the areas that interest you, develop your work on your own or in teams, and at the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career.

These are just some of the reasons why Our Popular Music and Recording and Creative Music Technology courses have been ranked number one in the North West and number two in the UK in the 2021 Guardian university league tables.

Read on to find out what courses we offer, and where they could take you.

Got a question? We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

 

Did you know?

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Our Popular Music and Recording and Creative Music Technology degrees have been ranked number one in the North West and number two in the UK in the 2021 Guardian university league tables.

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On Fridays, our campus welcomes industry guest speakers to share their experiences with our students. In the last three months, we've welcomed the Buffalo Brothers, Tom Leah, Jostine Loubser and Jason Brown.

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You'll have the opportunity to perform in real venues across Greater Manchester including Band on the Wall, Peel Hall and the New Adelphi Theatre.

What music degrees do we offer?

Foundation Year

These four-year courses give you a general grounding in the area before you move on to specialise in your chosen subject.

Undergraduate

Spend three years exploring the music degree which interests you most. You’ll gain an understanding of the general skills you’ll need, and as you progress you’ll get the chance to shape your degree how you want to.

Postgraduate

Build on your undergraduate and work experiences so far to further develop your skills and job prospects in a specific area.

Music degree FAQs

What's the music scene like in Manchester?

The Greater Manchester music scene is etched on the world map, having produced high-profile artists such as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and The Chemical Brothers to Joy Division, New Order and our very own alumni band Everything Everything.

What is the background of the teaching staff on our music degrees?

Our tutors have current, extensive experience across multiple fields, including performance, arranging, composition and recording and technology. In addition, you will be able to attend regular Masterclasses from external speakers, giving you exposure to the experience of those in the industry

Do your courses have a social media channel I can follow?

Our Music courses have a Facebook account that you can follow.

NEED MORE HELP?

Confused about accommodation? Unsure how you’ll pay for university? We know there’s a lot to consider and it can all be a bit confusing. That’s why we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need before you apply on our Pre-Applicant Hub, so you can get the whole picture.

EXPERIENCE OUR MUSIC FACILITIES

Fancy learning your craft using the same type of equipment you’ll use when you’re working? Study with us and you’ll become confident and comfortable with industry-standard kit and facilities. You won’t just be left to work it out on your own – our experienced tutors and technicians will show you how to master everything we have on offer.

Take a 360 tour of our £55 million New Adelphi building below - it's the home of music on campus.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have about a music degree. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk, phoning +44 (0)161 295 4545 or using the form below.