Lucy Music BMus King's was always my first choice for music due to its excellent reputation and amazing position in one of the cultural capitals of the world. I was also attracted at an open day by the obvious friendly and tight-knit feeling in the department; an impression which did not let me down when I became part of the department. Another huge benefit of this course is the link with the Royal Academy of Music, which enables us to have our instrumental lessons at the Academy.
I love living in London as there is such a wide variety of things to do and see and so many opportunities to get involved with, particularly for music students. At King’s I have joined the Symphony Orchestra and the Guy's Chapel Choir, with who I've been on a brilliant tour to Belgium. Obtaining a strong academic degree from such a highly-regarded department will hopefully give me a wide range of career options in the world of music or beyond it.
London is undeniably more expensive than most other UK cities, but with some careful budgeting and a bit of part-time work I've managed to keep to a realistic expenditure. You quickly learn where the cheapest places are to shop and go out, and a lot of stores offer student discounts. I also work part-time at the student union which is brilliant as the hours can easily be fitted round your weekly schedule, and the job is a good way of meeting other students and gaining work experience as well as getting a bit of extra cash.
Wei Malaysian Music BMus Music has always been the subject I want to further study in. It is always a hard decision for music student to make between studying in a conservatory or university. I chose to study music in a university so that I have the opportunity to meet different people from other courses which engage in a larger community and enjoying life as a university student such as joining different clubs and societies.
I chose King's because of its excellence reputation and balance course structure. The Music department here provides a wide range of modules for students to choose on. Besides, it is a great opportunity and benefit as a music student here to have links to Royal Academy of Music where we get our vocal and instrumental lessons. I’m currently taking Advanced Free Composition and Advanced Performance Studies which I enjoy very much. Student gets to major in one of these areas in their third year through audition and interview which we get one to one tutorial and more performances opportunity and master classes.
You get to see your own written pieces being played and recorded. Moreover, lecturers and tutors in King's are very helpful and friendly. I love my course and the high standard of the department. In addition, we have the opportunity to join different clubs and societies. I’m currently a student ambassador and senior student in residence halls. We get to be involved in different events and meet different people which are exciting and expose us to gain various experiences in all aspects.
We have various music-related societies such as KCL Symphony Orchestra, King's College Chorus, King's Musical Theatre, King’s Opera and etc which hold great and big performances every year. Located in one of the cultural capitals in the world which is the perfect choice for studying music, students from King's get various opportunities to participate in different music activities such as concerts, musical productions and so on which is an advantage to musicians.
I get the chance to be involved in my professor’s CD recordings production which is a very good experience. Voted by Sunday Times as ‘Best University For Graduate Employment’, King's has a career service team which help and guide students into the career pathway. Moreover, obtaining a degree from such reputable university opens up more job opportunities for students.
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Department of Music
King's College London
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