Music – Bath Spa University

Music courses

Learn how to make a difference to the world through your music, and develop the skills you need to innovate and thrive in your music career. You'll graduate as a confident, skilled professional ready to make your mark on the music industry.

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A vocational music course for songwriters, producers and performers who want to turn their passion into a career.

Related careers:

  • Songwriting
  • Performance
  • Music production
  • Composition
Course details
A music room facility with a deck and leather chair

Innovate and thrive as a producer or audio professional with an impressive graduate portfolio.

Related careers:

  • Production
  • Composition
  • Sound design
  • Post-production
  • Game audio
Course details
Music technology equipment

Pursue your passion for games and interactive media while gaining industry-standard skills.

Related careers:

  • Sound design
  • Game audio
  • Composition
  • Production
  • Audio / mix engineering
Course details

Music

BA (Hons)

A student sits at a piano, while a music teacher smiles at him

Discover who you are as a musician and develop the skills you need to thrive in your future career.

Related careers:

  • Performance
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Music education
  • Community music
  • Arts management
Course details
Music group performing at a rooftop party

Become a versatile performing musician who is ready for a varied and viable career in the wider entertainment industry.

Related careers:

  • Freelance musician
  • Musical director
  • Member of a theatre orchestra
  • Session musician
  • Function band director
Course details

A vocational music course for songwriters, producers and performers who want to turn their passion into a career.

Related careers:

  • Songwriting
  • Performance
  • Music production
  • Composition
Course details
A music room facility with a deck and leather chair

Innovate and thrive as a producer or audio professional with an impressive graduate portfolio.

Related careers:

  • Production
  • Composition
  • Sound design
  • Post-production
  • Game audio
Course details
Music technology equipment

Pursue your passion for games and interactive media while gaining industry-standard skills.

Related careers:

  • Sound design
  • Game audio
  • Composition
  • Production
  • Audio / mix engineering
Course details

Music

BA (Hons)

A student sits at a piano, while a music teacher smiles at him

Discover who you are as a musician and develop the skills you need to thrive in your future career.

Related careers:

  • Performance
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Music education
  • Community music
  • Arts management
Course details
Music group performing at a rooftop party

Become a versatile performing musician who is ready for a varied and viable career in the wider entertainment industry.

Related careers:

  • Freelance musician
  • Musical director
  • Member of a theatre orchestra
  • Session musician
  • Function band director
Course details

What do our graduates say?

“The best three years of my life”

While giving you a deep understanding of the workings of the industry from business to creativity, it also allows an individual to pursue their specific interests in detail. Thank you for giving me the best three years of my life.

Neil Martin, graduate and Broadcast Engineer at Abbey Road Live

“For me, this course was perfect”

There’s very little that I learned during my three years at Bath Spa that I haven’t used and built upon on a daily basis in my professional career. Game Audio requires a very multi-disciplinary skill set touching on all aspects of music, sound and media production, so for me, this course was perfect.

Jethro Dunn, graduate and Audio Director at Firesprite (Playstation Studios)

Why study at Bath Spa University?

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At the heart of our Newton Park campus you'll find our state-of-the-art teaching space, Commons – home to our recording studios, rehearsal rooms, mixing suites and Mac labs.

Utilise our five recording studios, five full-band rehearsal rooms and three Mac labs, equipped with a full range of industry-standard hardware and software – ProTools, Logic Audio Pro, Ableton Live, Max/MSP and numerous processing software packages.

Students talking in a shared student kitchen

Whether you prefer accommodation in Bath's vibrant city centre or the tranquility of Newton Park halls, your new home awaits. 

From grants and short-term loans to low-cost hot meals, free period products and on-campus food larders, we’ve got a range of services and support to help you manage your money.

A happy student graduating from university

Need someone to critique your CV? Looking for a part-time job while you study? Want a mentor? Our Careers team have you covered.

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Whatever you need, our Student Wellbeing Services team is here to signpost you in the right direction. Access a range of 24/7 services, as well as long-term support.

A Student Ambassador helps a visitor at an Open Day

Not sure if BSU is right for you? Visiting us at an Open Day is the best way to find out!

  • Meet our students and staff 
  • Tour our facilities and accommodation 
  • Learn more about your chosen course
Book now
A modern, glass-fronted building with a garden out front and students walking past

At the heart of our Newton Park campus you'll find our state-of-the-art teaching space, Commons – home to our recording studios, rehearsal rooms, mixing suites and Mac labs.

Utilise our five recording studios, five full-band rehearsal rooms and three Mac labs, equipped with a full range of industry-standard hardware and software – ProTools, Logic Audio Pro, Ableton Live, Max/MSP and numerous processing software packages.

Students talking in a shared student kitchen

Whether you prefer accommodation in Bath's vibrant city centre or the tranquility of Newton Park halls, your new home awaits. 

From grants and short-term loans to low-cost hot meals, free period products and on-campus food larders, we’ve got a range of services and support to help you manage your money.

A happy student graduating from university

Need someone to critique your CV? Looking for a part-time job while you study? Want a mentor? Our Careers team have you covered.

Four students walking on campus with mature trees in background

Whatever you need, our Student Wellbeing Services team is here to signpost you in the right direction. Access a range of 24/7 services, as well as long-term support.

A Student Ambassador helps a visitor at an Open Day

Not sure if BSU is right for you? Visiting us at an Open Day is the best way to find out!

  • Meet our students and staff 
  • Tour our facilities and accommodation 
  • Learn more about your chosen course
Book now