You will be encouraged to develop your own personal voice as a songwriter. On this degree you will investigate a wide range of songwriting trends, utilising both acoustic instruments and technology. You will have the opportunity to explore your creative interests and ideas through a series of songwriting projects and to have your songs performed in our 39 million pound state-of-the-art performance venue, The Forum. Music degrees at the University of Hertfordshire came a full 12% ahead of the rest of the HE Music providers as rated by final year students in the most recent National Student Survey, and 10% ahead of Music at Cambridge University. The University of Hertfordshire is the No. 1 new university for Music, ahead of many established universities and conservatories (The Guardian Subject League Tables 2011). We have some of the best resources in the UK, including the 12 million pound Music and Film building with leading edge music studios and film and TV facilities. Our music industry advisory panel is second to none in the UK and includes key figures in the music industry such as Tim Clark (Robbie Williams's manager), Mike Smith (MD Columbia Records) and Korda Marshall - who signed Take That, James Blunt etc.