Detail of a painting by Edgar Degas showing an opera singer

Imperial College is well known as one of the world's leading universities for science, technology and medicine, but it also has a lively programme of courses in music appreciation as part of its adult education section.

Open to all, our adult education courses are taught live online and attract people from across the UK and all over the world.

Available courses in this area

Our music appreciation classes cover a range of subjects including:

We also have new music courses which are timed to appeal to people living in east Asia, Australia and New Zealand:

New courses are added regularly.  

What to expect

Our tutors are all professional experts in their fields as you would expect from Imperial College, but you will also find them welcoming, friendly and encouraging, not least to those who have never studied these subjects before.

Our adult education courses are not credit bearing, so you do not need any qualifications or previous experience to take part and there is no assessment, and you can take the courses just for fun or to broaden your artistic horizons.

Further information

Please visit our current course website for a full list of music courses available starting this autumn.