The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Music and Audio Arts
The Department of Music and Audio Arts is situated on the Medway campus of the University of Kent and incorporates purpose-built recording studios, post-production rooms, rehearsal spaces, workstations and seminar rooms. The new postgraduate facilities include a professionally designed 5.1 recording and compositional space, and a spatial audio studio. In addition, we have developed a sound diffusion system for the performance of sonic art and live electronics.
The location also provides some very interesting performance spaces on the campus and in the surrounding areas. Our students explore both the creative and technical aspects of music and its related technologies and also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with practitioners from other arts subjects.
We are part of a new multimillion-pound investment by the University of Kent in arts facilities on the Chatham Historic Dockyard. Our new specialist facilities include a large recording studio, a Foley recording space, surround-sound studio and post-production rooms. All have been designed to the highest standard in order to provide an excellent environment for postgraduate work.
We have an array of loudspeakers for electroacoustic performance, live sound and collaborative arts projects. Students are encouraged to participate in these music concerts and interdisciplinary events, becoming part of the exciting artistic environment here at the University of Kent.
The University's Drill Hall Library is well resourced in our subject area and houses special collections of CDs, DVDs and musical scores. Students also have access to specialist online and printed journals as well as other electronic resources.
Dynamic publishing culture
Staff publish regularly and works performed recently have included: Water Music, for orchestra and school children, PRS Foundation commission (Dr Paul Fretwell); Flags, audio-visual work in collaboration with Nick Cope, part of The Engine Room Exhibition (Professor Tim Howle); Promming, a commission from the BBC Proms 2012 Music Walk event (Dr Claudia Molitor); Diesis, for solo double bass and electronics performed by Enno Senft (Duncan MacLeod).
T: +44 (0)1227 827272
Recruitment & Admissions Administrator
School of Arts, Old Surgery
University of Kent
Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent ME4 4TZ
T: +441634 202962