Why choose us?
The School of Music and Fine Art's multi-million pound Medway development is located within the award-winning Chatham Historic Dockyard, an international visitor attraction which is the world's most complete example of an Historic Dockyard from the age of sail. With atmospheric historic buildings, it is in regular demand as a film set, and features in music videos, documentaries, TV dramas, films and blockbuster movies.
Medway is a lively creative hub, with excellent public transport connections and Ebbsfleet International train station, just 30 minutes away, offering high speed services to Paris (2hrs 10mins), Brussels (1hr 50 mins) and London (17mins). As a result, our students have easy access to three major European cities and some of world’s best galleries, live music performances, visitor attractions and theatre companies.
Studying at Kent offers a range of benefits:
Our postgraduate students follow a wide variety of taught and research programmes and benefit from our thriving research environment and strong research profile. The School hosts a regular programme of seminars, symposia, conferences and other events, which are open to students from all programmes across both departments, and access to state of the art facilities and equipment plus a dedicated postgraduate room for your study, as well as all the support and learning resources of a major, research-led University.
A distinctive feature of our postgraduate culture is our Practice as Research PhD’s offered within Music, Fine Art, and Event and Experience Design. PaR PhD students undertake a substantial research project guided by supportive and accessible supervisors with international reputations in their field of expertise.
Facilities The University has invested substantially in the School of Music and Fine Art and there have been many exciting new developments at our Dockyard site. Our facilities include an Art Workshop which houses a plaster casting room, spray booth, metal work room with welding and cutting facilities, a kiln room, screen printing room, digital fabrication room equipped with a laser cutter and 3D printer as well as the main wood working machine shop. We also have art studios, individual video editing suites, Mac suites, wet and digital dark rooms and large format printing and scanning facilities. The Music facilities are similarly impressive and include a range of industry-standard studios, recording and post-production facilities. The Fire Station at the Historic Dockyard features a brand-new spatial audio studio, Foley studio for film sound effects and audio dubbing, and ensemble rehearsal spaces alongside three large performance spaces. Meanwhile, the Foundry is home to our flagship recording studio.
The Medway region itself has excellent transport connections with three major European cities. There are two mainline stations within one mile of the campus and Ebbsfleet International train station is just 30 minutes away and runs direct high speed services to Paris (2 hrs 10 mins), Brussels (1 hr 50 mins) and London (17 mins). As a result, our students have easy access to three major European cities and some of world’s best galleries, live music performances, visitor attractions and theatre companies.
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