Music at Westminster
Studying Music at the University of Westminster can prepare you for a successful and sustainable career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. Our students arrive with aspirations of being artists, producers, performers, songwriters, composers, musicologists, journalists, DJs, technologists, entrepreneurs, business specialists or educators – we nurture those aspirations while empowering you to develop your own unique skill set and musical identity.
A fundamental objective is to inspire all students to gain a breadth of capabilities in the critically connected fields of commercial music, those broadly being:
- Music production
- Music performance
- Music business and enterprise
Only by having knowledge and understanding of all three specific areas can you be sufficiently prepared for a sustained career in music. Our graduates are ready to follow a specific future career path, while exhibiting the transferable skills required for employment in all areas of the music industry.
We also promote a thought-provoking programme of contextual studies, combining analysis of musicology, music cultures and music education. Our teaching is designed to reflect the current demands of the global music industries, and to produce graduates with the attributes to shape those industries in the future. The course utilises state of the art performance and production facilities, ensuring that you are industry-experienced on graduation. As a commercially connected arts faculty, songwriting, innovation, creative thinking and arts practice feature alongside the development of business focused skills in entrepreneurship and commercial enterprise.
- Students specialising in music production are taught by award-winning music producers and experienced educators, who guide them to develop not only as music technology experts, but also as content creators and copyright owners themselves
- Music performance students develop their composition and instrumental skills in both workshop and individual settings, augmented by the development of group performance capabilities and led by musicianship educators who maintain successful professional careers themselves
- Students looking to develop a deeper specialism in music business and enterprise are guided by experts and active practitioners in music marketing, legislation and artist and label management
We offer unique opportunities to collaborate with students from other artistic disciplines including film, TV, radio, fashion and media, and provide networking opportunities with relevant professional societies and organisations. Our music industry links in the thriving London music community allow us to provide guest lectures from leading professionals and maximise opportunities for graduates to begin their careers while on the course. Westminster Music graduates have excellent employment opportunities and are catapulted into the professional music industry with unrivaled experience and expertise.