Its undergraduate courses will give students the opportunity to make full use of state-of-the-art facilities, including an impressive array of recording and mixing desks, recording studios and sound-proofed practice rooms.
CMAT builds on a long tradition of music education and music making at Kent. It will also form a key part of the University’s growing emphasis on the creative and cultural industries.
The launch event, which took place at the Royal Dockyard Church was attended by University staff and representatives from Medway Council.
University staff included Professor Nick Grief, Dean for Medway; Dr Simon Kirchin, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities; Liz Moran, Director of Arts and Culture; and Dr Paul Fretwell, Head of CMAT. The audience enjoyed musical performances by both music students and staff.