Leeds College of Music

At Leeds College of Music, we provide a stimulating and collaborative environment in which students can become creative, confident and versatile practitioners in their chosen fields. See how our relationships with Leeds City College and the University of Bradford help us provide opportunities for the local, national and international communities to engage with music and music-making of the highest standards.


WHY LEEDS?

Shape your future in the UK's real music capital.

An acclaimed music scene and vibrant student population make Leeds the place to be for any musician serious about their future. And as the only UK conservatoire to offer pathways in Classical, Jazz, Popular Music and Music Production at both FE and HE levels, Leeds College of Music provides a uniquely dynamic, collaborative experience.

APPLE

Leeds College of Music was upgraded to an Apple Authorised Training Centre in June 2012, meaning that its facilities and trainers meet the standards set by Apple – the world's number one brand and technology leader in media, education and creative applications – and that the Conservatoire is able to offer the full range of Apple Authorised courses (leading to certified exams) to both internal students and members of the public.

As the only UK conservatoire with AATC status, Leeds College of Music gives its students a competitive edge in the job market through Apple pro training and certification.

STEINWAY & SONS

In September 2011, Leeds College of Music became an All-Steinway School, internationally joining the likes of Yale University's School of Music and the Juilliard School, New York.

As the only English conservatoire to hold the coveted All-Steinway School status – meaning 90% of its pianos are from the Steinway family – Leeds College of Music demonstrates a commitment to excellence by providing its students with the best equipment possible for the study of music.

RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Leeds College of Music’s degree courses is now validated by the University of Hull. The Conservatoire and the University have teaching and research links and are working closely to provide enhanced opportunities for students studying at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at both institutions. The University has launched its new School of Drama, Music, and Screen and is planning further investment in music provision in auditoria, theatre space and media environment. The music partnership with Leeds College offers an extra dimension to music students.

Forward-thinking, modern and student-oriented – and with a firm commitment to celebrating diversity – the University of Hull’s ethos is well-matched with the conservatoire’s own.

CONSERVATOIRES UK (CUK)

Leeds College of Music is an original member of Conservatoires UK, the umbrella organization that represents the collective views of, and lobbies on behalf of, music and training across eight major UK conservatoires.

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Leeds College of Music

Our BA (Hons) Music (Business) pathway is unique amongst conservatoires and will prepare you for a dynamic career in the modern multiplatform music industry. Taught in a ... [+]

WHY LEEDS?

It takes hard work and initiative to make it in today's fast-moving music industry – which is why the BA (Hons) Classical pathway at Leeds College of Music focuses on equipping you with the tools and experience required to sustain a portfolio career.

Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work, and seminars, this is a contemporary, highly performance-based course. Whether you choose to specialize in Classical or combine it with any of our other pathways – Jazz, Popular Music or Music Production – you will develop into a fine specialist performer or composer with the commercial skills to earn a living in a highly competitive field.

Our BA (Hons) Music (Business) pathway is unique amongst conservatoires and will prepare you for a dynamic career in the modern multiplatform music industry. Taught in a conservatoire environment, with a focus on one-to-one tuition, small group study and with mentoring by current music industry experts, you will learn the skills you need to become successful, self-sufficient and entrepreneurial in a variety of areas in the music industry.... [-]

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It takes hard work and initiative to make it in today's fast-moving music industry – which is why the BA (Hons) Classical pathway at Leeds College of Music focuses on equ ... [+]

BA Music - Classical (Hons)WHY LEEDS?It takes hard work and initiative to make it in today's fast-moving music industry – which is why the BA (Hons) Classical pathway at Leeds College of Music focuses on equipping you with the tools and experience required to sustain a portfolio career.Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work and seminars, this is a contemporary, highly performance-based course. Whether you choose to specialise in Classical or combine it with any of our other pathways – Jazz, Popular Music or Music Production – you will develop into a fine specialist performer or composer with the commercial skills to earn a living in a highly competitive field.THE COURSEWith access to the Conservatoire's own concert hall (The Venue) and Recital Room, numerous ensembles and the Jazz, Popular and Production communities, your opportunities to perform – and to have your compositions performed – are unlimited.Your core skills – theory, harmony, composing and orchestration, etc. – are developed through themed projects, and in your second and third year you focus on your strengths, with options ranging from Music and Ideology to Composition and Production for the Moving Image, and Musical Direction.There is a strong concentration on preparing you for life after graduation, with modules designed to introduce you to the creative industries, expand on your business and marketing skills and enhance essential personal skills such as project management – and in your final year you undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management.Students... [-]

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Contemporary, relevant and adventurous: our BA (Hons) Jazz pathway has a lot in common with the modern jazz artist. ... [+]

BA Music - Jazz (Hons)Why Leeds?Contemporary, relevant and adventurous: our BA (Hons) Jazz pathway has a lot in common with the modern jazz artist.Structured around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work and seminars, this highly collaborative course sees you become a fine specialist performer or composer while developing the commercial awareness and versatility you'll need to succeed as a working musician.Whether you choose to specialise in Jazz or combine it with any of our other pathways – Classical, Popular Music or Music Production – you'll leave Leeds College of Music equipped with the tools and experience required to sustain a portfolio career.The CourseTo stand out in the jazz world, you need a strong combination of technique and identity – which is why our BA (Hons) Jazz pathway is built to help you find and refine your own musical voice. With access to the Conservatoire's ensembles and Classical, Popular and Production communities – as well as Leeds and Yorkshire's fertile jazz scene – your opportunities to experiment, perform and get your work heard are unlimited.While you develop your core skills – from rhythm and harmony to language, improvisation and aural awareness – you zoom in on your strengths and choose from options as varied as Electroacoustic Composition, Music and Ideology, Composition and Production for the Moving Image and Indian Composition. In your third year, you work towards a major final performance or significant portfolio of compositions.You get hands-on experience of the world of work through modules designed to introduce you... [-]

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Are you a composer wanting to earn the technical skills to take your creativity to the next level? Then Leeds College of Music's BA (Hons) Music Production pathway could ... [+]

BA Music - Music Production (Hons)WHY LEEDS?Are you a composer wanting to earn the technical skills to take your creativity to the next level? Then Leeds College of Music's BA (Hons) Music Production pathway could be the right course for you.Combining one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work, and seminars, this in-demand programme underpins your flair as a composer with the practical know-how necessary to become a sophisticated music producer and compete in a fast-moving music industry.You can choose to specialize in Music Production, combine it with another pathway, fast-track your qualification with the two-year Accelerated course or opt for the more vocational Foundation Degree in Music Production.THE COURSEWorking in dedicated studio environments with experienced professionals, you become well-versed in Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Max/MSP and other software, and earn Apple Authorised Training qualifications. Aided by the Conservatoire's Mac Labs and world-class specialist equipment including an SSL G Series console, your proficiency in the latest technologies brings your compositional styles and productions to life.As you develop your recording, producing, hardware and software skills in the studio – working in groups of usually no more than four or five – you also hone in on your strengths, choosing from options such as Computer Based Composition, Music and Ideology, and Composition and Production for the Moving Image. In your final year, you work towards both a major individual project and a multi-disciplinary collaborative project.The course is geared to prepare you for life after graduation, with modules designed to introduce you to the framework and mechanisms... [-]

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Making it as a pop musician in today's fast-moving industry takes more than just having a good body of work – you'll need to be innovative, adaptable and business-minded. ... [+]

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Why Leeds?Making it as a pop musician in today's fast-moving industry takes more than just having a good body of work – you'll need to be innovative, adaptable and business-minded.Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work and seminars, Leeds College of Music's BA (Hons) Popular Music pathway is geared towards finding and refining your musical identity, and giving you the tools and experience required to sustain a career as a working musician.You can specialise in Pop, widen your portfolio by choosing the Combined degree – mixing Pop with Classical, Jazz or Music Production – or, if you're keen to qualify quickly and get a headstart in the industry, you can opt for the two-year Accelerated course.The CourseAs a pop musician, you'll naturally want to share and develop your ideas with others. With access to the Conservatoire's ensembles and Classical, Jazz and Production communities, your opportunities to collaborate, perform and get your own material heard and produced are unlimited – and with industry professionals from successful songwriters to promoters and record label representatives regularly visiting the Conservatoire, your networking opportunities are unbeatable.As you develop your core skills – theory and harmony, arranging, historical and cultural studies, etc. – you hone in on your strengths and choose from options as varied as Electroacoustic Composition, Music and Ideology, Composition and Production for the Moving Image, and Indian Composition, to name a few. In your third year you work towards a major final performance or significant... [-]

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