Music, art and culture
The Medway campus offers a range of opportunities for cultural and creative activities, with The School of Music and Fine Art and the Centre for Music and Audio Technology's multi-million pound development located within the award-winning The Historic Dockyard Chatham, a short walk from the Pembroke site of the University of Kent's Medway campus.
This amazing 20 acre river-front site incorporates a fantastic range of historic buildings, small businesses and exhibition spaces and is part of Chatham Maritime, which includes a multiplex cinema, a large retail outlet centre and a number of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance of the main campus.
The School of Music and Fine Art and the Centre for Music and Audio Technology arranges regular exhibitions and artist talks and runs popular gigs every term at Cargo Bar, which offer a platform for the many talented bands that have formed on campus. The vibrant music programme includes a series of lunchtime concerts, masterclasses, concerts and offers a huge choice of term time music activities on campus, which are open to all students, staff, alumni and the local community. These include choirs, bands, jazz and world percussion ensembles and University Choir and Orchestra (Medway), which performs in the stunning Royal Dockyard Church.
Additionally, there are opportunities to get involved in musical events and activities organised by the various student music societies on Medway and Canterbury campuses. Students can access the award-winning Colyer-Fergusson Building at Canterbury, a world class venue for concerts and rehearsals and there are also opportunities each year to perform in the spectacular surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral and singers and musicians can join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands, Chamber Choir and the many other bands and ensembles which are formed each year on Canterbury campus.