Music and Audio Technology

Music and Audio Technology offers three undergraduate music degrees and a PhD in Music at the University of Kent's Medway campus. A vibrant community, Music and Audio Technology offers excellent teaching by leading experts, superb links to industry and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Kick-start your music career

Music and Audio Technology is a vibrant, inclusive community of academics, practitioners, and students who are passionate about all aspects of music and the music industry. Our degrees cover areas such as sound recording, music production, sound design, music performance, song-writing, composition and music business. 

We are interdisciplinary and collaborative, and we investigate the special connections music has with film, tv, interactive media and the wider creative industries. 

We have strong links with the UK music industry and regularly welcome internationally-renowned musicians, performers and industry experts, making you part of a wide professional network. Our prestigious Music Academic Partnership with UK Music provides direct connections with industry. 

I'm becoming really multi-skilled because I study music business, music technology, music performance, music psychology, music journalism – all different kinds of things.

Caitlin Fox Music Performance and Production student Find out more

Our degree programmes

Throughout your degree your academic development is supported by a team of lecturers who combine research excellence with creative practice.   

Our courses integrate the latest research into music, health and wellbeing into the curriculum. We work with local schools and community organisations on a range of creative, research and educational projects that explore music’s potential to create positive change.

These elements in combination make our music programmes distinct. We help you connect your music skills to the wider world, giving you a head start in your career and preparing you for the future. 

Music Performance Scholarships are awarded each year to talented instrumentalists and singers, and the awards include tuition with experienced teachers.  

Students using iMAC suite

Industry-standard facilities

Music and Audio Technology is located at the award-winning Historic Dockyard, Chatham. Just 35 miles from central London, the former naval dockyard regularly features in music videos, documentaries, TV dramas and blockbuster films.

As well as an inspirational setting for your studies, these atmospheric buildings also house state-of-the-art facilities. These include ensemble rehearsal spaces, practice spaces, iMac rooms, recording and post-production studios.

Our studios are equipped with the very latest technology from leading manufacturers including AMS Neve, Solid State Logic, Avid and Universal Audio. We also host an impressive multi-loudspeaker sound diffusion system, the Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre (MAAST), which is used for events in the University and other venues in London and the South East.

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Music and Audio Technology courses

View our Music and Audio Technology courses below. Our full range of courses are available on the undergraduate and postgraduate pages. 

Undergraduate courses