Music with the School of Humanities and Performing Arts

By studying music at Plymouth you will join a vibrant community that combines versatile undergraduate programmes in music, performance, technology, composition and ethnomusicology with world-leading research in computer music and topics in musicology and creative practice.

We also support programmes of study at our partner colleges in Devon and Cornwall. If you successfully complete a two year Foundation degree at one of our partner colleges, it is possible to enter directly into the final year of our BA (Hons) Music suite of programmes.

Students from a variety of backgrounds can take the opportunity to engage in an in-depth study of music together at Plymouth.

Our undergraduate degree offers a number of different ‘strands’ to focus your studies. Postgraduates can explore our research programme in aspects of computer music.

Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)

Cutting-edge research in topics including the interface between music, computers, and the brain within a vibrant contemporary music community.

Access our well-equipped studios, open plan lab and annual research seminar series.

Find out more about the centre and what we do

Balinese Gamelan

Experience music from sources other than western cultures and understand how the way people think about music differs around the world.

The 20 instruments of the Gamelan – which originate from Indonesia – are made of bronze and are built and tuned to be played together as an orchestra.

Find out how you can learn to play the Gamelan