We offer an excellent range of courses in Music and Music Technology/Production at Huddersfield, within a vibrant and stimulating environment for music making. Our courses cover everything from classical to pop to experimental and beyond. You’ll study in superb, purpose-built facilities on state-of-the-art equipment, supported by staff with a blend of research excellence and industry experience. Whether you are interested in creative, historical, analytical, or technical approaches - in performance, composition, musicology, production or understanding how music technology works ‘under the bonnet’ - we have a course for you.
All of our courses include an optional year’s work placement, giving you real-world experience that will enhance your employability and which enables our students to graduate with skills that lead to excellent career opportunities.
If you want to join our thriving community then have a look at our courses in more detail to find out which one is best for you.
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The latest (2013-14) National Student Survey places Music at Huddersfield 8th within the sector (a rise of 13 places) as a result of excellent all-round results. That includes 95% satisfaction for teaching, 83% for assessment and feedback, 89% for academic support, and 93% for overall satisfaction. This makes us the top university in Yorkshire!
A remarkable 96.7% of our Music and Music Technology graduates went on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating in 2012/13.
Graduate opportunities are extensive and wide ranging, including performance, production, broadcasting, education and interactive media industries, as well as electronics design and development.
Many of our undergraduates continue their education at postgraduate level – either here at Huddersfield or at other institutions – on a variety of programmes including performance at conservatoires and teacher-training courses. A degree in a music-related subject can provide a stepping stone into the non-musical professions, including law, accountancy, and business – music organisations will always need specialists in these areas who also have a deep understanding and experience of music. Our graduates leave us with an impressive portfolio and the necessary skills to undertake a wide variety of careers, including: performer, producer, session musician, film composer and arranger, video/TV post production, teacher, writer, PR, web design, multimedia, computer games, audio engineer, and software developer.
Our graduates have gone on to work for major companies and institutions, including: the BBC, ITV, the Music Factory, EMAP, British Grove Studios, DACS Ltd, Abbey Road Studios, Titan Tour Productions, the Handel House Museum, and London’s Southbank Centre.