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Recent graduates have gone on to work for HBO, BBC, Framestore, The Discovery Channel and Sky TV and have had credits on productions including Dr Who, C.S.I, Rogue One.
The music programmes at Oxford Brookes are versatile and flexible, as our students engage with popular and film music, contemporary composition, music production and various traditions of classical music.
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Where creative practitioners and writers about the arts and culture work closely to create a stimulating environment. Our courses combine the academic rigour of traditional programmes with practical and vocational components. Arts students at Oxford Brookes are well placed to pursue a variety of careers in the creative industries.
The School of Arts provides a vibrant environment for staff and students to develop their research and is committed to building research excellence by nurturing existing and emerging strengths. The School currently has researchers engaged in practice-based research, and theoretical and archival research across the fields of Art & Design, Digital Media, Film, Music and Publishing.
While your studies are a top priority, you will still want to make the most of everything else student life offers. Within the school there are always projects you can work on outside of your chosen field of study, it could be that you wish to work with students from other disciplines, creating the music for a film or digital media project, or filming a piece of performance art, the possibilities are many and various. This might be part of an assessed module or just something you would like to do for fun. Collaborations with students across different subjects is a good way to make more friends. The School of Arts are proud to run university wide initiatives such as The Documentary Club and the University Orchestra and Choir as well as many societies.
The Documentary Club screens documentaries made by independent film makers addressing a wide range of cultural, political and social issues.
Oxford Brookes University Choir and Orchestra (OBUCO) perform twice a year and open to all students, staff and the community (over 18).
Our students’ union is a hub for all kinds of social activities and opportunities to get involved in wider student life.