We are a friendly, small Department with a supportive and positive atmosphere. We offer a unique range of courses which combine theory and practice in innovative ways and which reflect our expertise in composition, analysis, opera and music theatre, electronic music, popular music, film music, and our shared interest in 20th Century and contemporary music.
With Music given a 95.8 percent rate for Teaching quality in the 2010 NSS, our lecturers are leading the way in the fields of creative music, composition and thinking about the place of Music in Society. This follows the 2009 National Students Survey (2009) results in which an astonishing 100 percent of respondents declared themselves happy with their experience at the Sussex Music Department. Students singled out the quality of teaching at the Department, with 100 percent agreeing that 'staff are good at explaining things', 'staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching' and 'the course is intellectually stimulating'.
Music Research Centre
Our research has likewise received top marks. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 95 percent of the research undertaken in the Department was rated of 'international quality' or above, with 65 percent falling into the two top categories 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
For further details please contact Terry Bryan, the Department of Music's Co-ordinator.