The department of Music specialises in popular music, DJ and electronic and sound engineering. Set in the heart of Newcastle, our multi-million pound Performance Academy gives you the chance to train in cutting edge music facilities. Training alongside like-minded students, you will be taught by tutors experienced in the industry.
We deliver a range of courses for all abilities including introductory courses, undergraduate degrees and full-time courses for 16-18 year olds and adults. We have extensive connections to the music industry and deliver advanced masterclasses and experience of work for our students. Guest speakers have included John Waugh of The 1975, Nick McBrain of Iron Maiden and Alex Hutchings and Barry Hyde of The Futureheads. We have been home to some of the finest talent in UK music, with recent graduates including Sam Fender's band Drew Michael, Tom Ungerger and Dean Thompson, The Pale White's Jack Hope and Adam Hope and sound engineer of James Bay and Rag 'n' Bone Man Rob Sadler.