The Division of Music and Sound provides courses which cover the full spectrum of today’s Music and Sound Industries from creative composition, through performance and production, to entrepreneurship, to the technical design of software and hardware. These courses are informed by industry, fully accredited by James to ensure that our students receive not only a first rate academic experience – but are also fully prepared for work within the music industry when they graduate.
In addition to their roles as academics, all staff within the Division continue to work with or within the music industry and share an extensive range of skills, experience and expertise to offer the modern day music practitioner.. This pool of expertise amongst staff and our range of extensively equipped recording studios, computer suites and electronics suite enable us to cover the broad range of skills needed for working in the fields of music and sound – be it as an undergraduate, masters, or research student.
“One of the best things about studying in Cardiff is that there are plenty of opportunities for me to practice my skills.”
BSc(Hons) Sound Technology
Music and Sound courses at the University of South Wales’ Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries also benefit from the location of our ATRiuM Campus, which is situated in the centre of Wales’ capital with its thriving music scene. Music and Sound facilities at the ATRiuM are amongst the best in the UK, boasting three purpose built sound recording studio suites, with spacious live rooms and a mix of state-of-the-art digital and vintage analogue equipment. Students can also make use of rehearsal rooms, complete with drum shells and PA systems, in addition to practice rooms for individual and small group study.
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries in Cardiff is an Apple Authorised Training Centre for the provision of Logic 101.
Welsh language speakers can also choose to study bilingually, and benefit from optional Welsh opportunities across several of our undergraduate degree courses.
Photos from ATRiuM Gigs, a series of weekly live performances that take place at the ATRiuM Campus in term time.
A short film about the Gus Dudgeon Foundation Postgraduate Summer Course which is hosted at the ATRiuM Campus.