Music at Brunel focuses clearly on the present, and looks creatively toward the future. We offer two undergraduate programmes, firmly oriented toward the music of the 20th and 21st centuries: BA (Hons) in Music; BMus (Hons) in Composition. At postgraduate level we offer an MA in Experimental Music, by research, the MPhil and PhD. Music at Brunel views music of the past through the prism of contemporary musical activity, providing a strong base of knowledge and craft to enable students to be flexible, skilful and creative 21st-century musicians. Comments from a recent NSS survey shows that our students feel equipped with the tools to learn and to develop as young creative artists.
Staff include some of the leading figures in today’s contemporary music: composers Dr John Croft, Professor Christopher Fox, Dr Colin Riley and Dr Jennifer Walshe; ensemble music innovator and improviser Professor Peter Wiegold, musicologist Dr Nicholas Attfield, jazz musician Frank Griffith, composer and electronic music expert Dr Carl Faia.
Flexible, original courses
Whether you are interested in performing, composing, or studying the music of today, whether using traditional instruments or new technologies, Brunel offers a programme which will provide you with both the necessary professional skills and a rigorous academic grounding.