Music and Sound Degrees


Music at USW is rated top in Wales for learning opportunities, academic support - NSS 2023

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Experience hosting our annual Immersed! festival, where stars, including Tom Grennan, have played

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Strong links with industry give students unique opportunities for collaboration

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We prepare our students for successful careers within the music industry


Amplifying Tomorrows

USW Music and Sound provides real-world simulation, education and networks that prepare students for successful careers within the music industry. 

Our location and connections with the music industry provide an ideal backdrop for students and our collaborations with Natwest Bank, Music Managers Forum, BBC Horizons, Warner Music, Swn Festival and Boomtown are at the heart of our courses.

Music City

Music City

Cardiff has officially been declared a music city – the first of its kind in the UK. Students will be part of our city's vibrant music scene and benefit from our creative industry networks. 

Immersed! Music Festival


Our students host the Immersed Music Festival each year, leading on all event management including ticketing, artist management, sales and marketing.  In 2021, the festival went digital, with 48 artists performing on the festival’s virtual stages. It also featured a Production Masterclass from Grammy nominee High Contrast. 

Award-Winning Students

Music Students

Our students and graduates celebrate prestigious award wins including current student, Hollie Singer, who was announced as the winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2019, with her band Adwaith and David Newington aka Boy Azooga in 2018.

Music and Sound Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Putting the Spotlight on our Students

Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.

This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Music and Sound students.

Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so. 

Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2022 Music and Sound website page.

Study in the heart of cardiff

Discover the 'Diff

Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.

It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.

Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.


Discover USW.

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. 

For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Explore USW Open Days


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Student Life

Student Life

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