About the School of Music and Media

Do you want to study in a vibrant, friendly, supportive and professional learning environment? At Bangor University we specialise in a wide range of creative arts including: 

  • Music
  • Film
  • Media and digital communication
  • Performance studies
  • Creative and media practice
  • Game design and production
  • Professional writing and journalism

Along with the freedom to develop original ideas of your own, at Bangor, structured support will enable you to find fresh imaginative approaches and prepare you for sustainable, professional practice in the modern workplace.

We support our students in their studies with excellent pastoral care and individualised feedback. You will be encouraged to pursue your creative interests and develop high-level skills.

Academic excellence

We have a long tradition of academic excellence and our courses are unique for the variety of options available. The School provides more than skills-training, thus aiming to ensure its graduates have the capacity to become national and international leaders in their fields.

Teaching is primarily carried out in small groups, providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment

Specialist facilities

Our excellent facilities include a fully-equipped media centre with editing suites, production studios, media and digital media equipment. Music facilities and resources include studios for electronic composition and recording, concert halls, rehearsal space, practice rooms, a music library and instruments.

Music Performance

Our practice-based Music teaching presents unique opportunities for student compositions to be performed, for interactions between live music and electronics, and for historically-informed performance arising from our musicological activity. In addition, there is an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, including orchestras, choirs, a brass band, a jazz band, a concert band, and opera and musical theatre groups.

Welsh-medium study

The Welsh language is a vibrant force in Bangor, and we are the only University where it is possible to study your entire Music degree through the medium of Welsh. Even if you are not a Welsh speaker, you can take advantage of our world-leading expertise in the study of Welsh music, not least through the resources of the Archive of Welsh Traditional Music and the Welsh Pop Archive.