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Music and Music Production courses


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years

With award-winning festivals and busting live music nearby, there’s plenty of inspiration for you close at hand.

Make the most of our fantastic facilities, including recording studios, dedicated rehearsal and practice spaces, auditoria, music technology labs and post-production rooms equipped with the latest software. We also own Derby Theatre, a working professional theatre, providing the ideal place for you to hone your performance skills and opportunities for composition for film scores, theatre and dance performances. 

Derby had brand new studios and brand new post production area - just so much variety!

Kieran Campbell

“You learn from lecturers who have lots of experience in the industry - who have set up record labels, worked with interesting technology and played instruments on famous albums.” Watch Kieran's full interview here. 

Become part of Derby’s vibrant music scene and learn to fine-tune your talents in our state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Learn from the experts - our teaching team includes professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the industry and are breaking new ground in music technology
  • Some of our music courses are accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) so you can be confident that they meet the high standards demanded by industry
  • We were the first UK University to have a Wave1 processor installed, putting us at the forefront of developments in 3D sound and one of three studios sponsored by Focusrite


What our Music and Music Production graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Producer
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Songwriter

You could also go on to study our MA Music Production postgraduate degree.