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Music is an important part of everyday life. We love to listen to it, play it, sing it and share it. If you feel passionate about music then Boston College has a facility dedicated entirely to music with state-of-the-art equipment so you can follow your own route to the industry.

Based at the Sam Newsom Centre, our professional facilities for music creation, production, recording, and performance will give you the tools you need to improve your art form and achieve your goals.

Our courses give you the opportunity to write and record original music and compositions, develop a portfolio for industry, learn mixing and mastering techniques, explore live sound engineering, produce music videos and promotional materials, gain an understanding of record labels and perform at various events.

Our dedicated team of lecturers have a wide range of experience in all aspects of the industry allowing them to help you to create opportunities for yourself to succeed within it.
The Sam Newsom Centre, has recently undergone complete modernisation with new lighting, flooring and decor, bringing it firmly into the 21st Century. The moment you walk in, the contemporary reception area gives you a modern welcome to this historic building. From there the Centre has three distinct floors catering to specific creative disciplines.​

Industry standard equipment includes:
> Cubase, FL Studio, Ableton and Native Instruments software
> KRK, Yamaha, Mackie, Alien and Heath mixing and monitoring
> Novation and Akai Launch pads
> Pioneer Nexus CDJ 2000's and DJM 2000's
> Technic 1210 turntables
> Traktor Scratch Pro
> Electric guitar midi pickups
> Synth emulators and loop stations
> Marshall, Fender, Roland, Peavey and Gretsch hardward
> Intelligent lighting and laser systems and visual mixing
> ICT suite
> Outstanding Auditorium
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Music student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Neil Percy, Programme Area Manager for Music by emailing

Case studies

Alex Rossiter

I’ve been in my band since I was 13, and the Music course at Boston College suits me perfectly. The atmosphere at Sam Newsom is great - you can be yourself and it gives you independence. Read more...

Monika Pakatilyte

I used to attend a music college in Lithuania, and I have been playing piano and singing for 11 years but by studying Music at Boston College I have learnt a lot more practical skills and technical knowledge. Read more...

Department news

Boston College community event huge success

On Saturday 11 November, Boston College opened the doors to its music and performing arts building, the Sam Newsom Centre, to host a day of workshops for the local community followed by an evening music gig by students, staff and special guests.


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