Electronic & Produced Music

Electronic Music

About Electronic & Produced Music at Guildhall

Electronic Music | Film Music | Sonic Arts | Game Audio | Live Electronics | Popular Music Production | New Media

The Electronic and Produced Music Department provides a range of specialist disciplines within which to study a wide array of electronic and produced music, from experimental Sonic Art to mainstream Film Scoring.

Dedicated world-class teaching and state-of-the-art facilities prepare you for a career in this growing and fast-paced industry. 

The disciplines reflect specific career paths that demand a specialist technical and artistic focus. You will choose one Principal Study discipline on entry to set the bias of your studies, but may incorporate elements of others in line with your career goals.

  • Electronic Music: a broad curriculum involving activity across all disciplines 
  • Film Music: all media composition and production (including film, television, radio, theatre, production music) 
  • Sonic Arts: electro-acoustic composition, sound art, installations, experimental music 
  • Game Audio: music, sound and programming for games 
  • Live Electronics : live performance with electronics (from DJing to experimental performance) 
  • Popular Music Production: songwriting and production across all genres 
  • New Media: creative musical expression with new technology 
From museum installations, to experimental performance opportunities, to film music collaborations – having the ability to partake in real-world work opportunities seen by the public and build up a professional-grade portfolio before graduating into a full-time working environment is priceless. The Department has connections with the best in the industry.

– Sam Dinley, BMus Film Music

Electronic & Produced Music contact details

Brendan Macdonald & James Long, Electronic & Produced Music Department Managers
Tel: 020 7382 6159
electronicmusic@gsmd.ac.uk

Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study

The postgraduate programme provides a fast-paced and diverse preparation for professional life, allowing you to explore and refine your individual artistic specialism in or across several of the Department’s Principal Study disciplines.

Activities & Facilities

Electronic Music activities

  • Weekly one-to-one tuition in specific disciplines, with mentoring and supervision
  • Weekly cross-year and cross-discipline creative workshops focusing on artistic projects
  • Weekly common techniques seminars
  • Termly collaborative projects
  • Regular partnerships with external organisations, venues and clients

Department Facilities

Guildhall School offers dedicated studios for Electronic & Produced Music students. Our main studio is specifically designed for the front and back end of the production process (recording and mixing/mastering), featuring an acoustically isolated control room, recording booths and tie lines to multiple spaces for recording of larger ensembles.

We run Quested, Genelec and PMC monitors, a collection of high quality microphones and preamps, and Macintosh computers with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Max/MSP, Sibelius, IRCAM ForumSoftware, Cubase, Ableton, and a growing collection of additional software to aid compatibility.

A recording studio, run by staff, serves the entire School, but Electronic Music students can book the live room outside normal operational hours. The live room provides space for medium-sized ensembles and houses a Steinway B grand piano.

Student intake to the Department is carefully proportioned to ensure that access to facilities is excellent - representing one of the UK’s best student equipment ratios for programmes in Electronic Music.

An exciting range of live equipment including state-of-the-art DJing rigs, ROLI Seaboard Ensembles and portable DAW facilities ensures that our music reaches far beyond the studio.

Highlights, Successes & Alumni