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Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is a music conservatoire based in Leeds, England. LCoM provide music education to a community of over 1900 musicians through a variety of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short Read More courses and Junior LCoM for those aged 9-18. Leeds is third largest city in the UK and has a thriving, eclectic music scene which provides the perfect backdrop to studying music. Read Less

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Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Intense Training
The programme focuses on intense training in Acting, Voice and Movement. Offering 30 hours contact time per week, and delivered over 30 weeks of the year, you will develop your personal acting methodologies, expand your knowledge and understanding of the theatre industry and explore a variety of texts and characters.

Your third year is designed around what you need to make a career in the industry – showcases and productions for invited industry professionals as well as the opportunity to develop showreel material and online portfolios.

Individual Tuition
All actors on the programme will receive 1:1 training and support to develop specific acting skills – in particular developing vocal strength, stamina and flexibility which can be applied to a wide range of performance styles and mediums.

Collaboration
Collaboration is at the core of all we do at Leeds College of Music. The Acting programme gives students the opportunity to collaborate with leading artists in the region and beyond, as well as develop collaborative partnerships with students on the Actor Musician and Musical Theatre programmes. Students are actively encouraged to work together to produce original material and showcase their work.

Training within a music conservatoire means there are also opportunities to work with other musicians as collaborators – really pushing the boundaries of the modern, relevant performer and theatre-maker.

UCAS Code: W320

Course Duration: 3 Years, Full-Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Intense Training
The programme focuses on intense training in Acting, Voice, Movement and instrumental tuition. Offering 30 hours contact time per week, and delivered over 30 weeks of the year, you will particularly develop your skills as a multi-skilled ensemble member.

Your third year is designed around what you need to make a career in the industry – showcases and productions for invited industry professionals as well as the opportunity to develop touring music and theatre ensembles.

Multi-genre Instrumentalists
1:1 training sessions are included across the programme to help you develop specific skills relating to your instrument. We are looking for musicians from all genres with all kinds of instruments, influences and genres.

Uniquely for Actor Musician courses we’re also interested in students who produce electronic music, rap artists and beatboxers – supported by our established Music conservatoire team.

Collaboration
Collaboration is at the core of all we do at Leeds College of Music. The Actor Musician programme is centred on collaborative creativity in small groups and ensemble companies, as well as developing collaborative partnerships with students on the Acting and Musical Theatre programmes. Students will also have opportunities to work with industry leaders in the world of actor musicianship and collaborative theatre.

Training within a music conservatoire means there are also opportunities to work with other musicians as collaborators, giving students the opportunity to develop their instrumental craft and expand their musical knowledge.

UCAS Code: W321

Course Duration: 3 years, Full-Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

Professional Training
Taught in small groups for your practical work and training, you will hone your skills as an actor within Musical Theatre through tuition in singing, acting, movement/mime/physical theatre and voice. Dance training will involve classes in ballet, tap and jazz, inclusive of the varying jazz styles (street, commercial, lyrical and contemporary) found in the modern industry. In your third year, you will work towards full scale Musical Theatre public performances, including an industry showcase where casting agents and industry insiders will be invited to watch you perform.

Career Focus
As a Leeds College of Music graduate, you will be fully prepared for a sustainable career in the Musical Theatre industry and beyond, with the skills and potential to work across various forms of theatre and screen work.

Working with practitioners from Leeds Playhouse and conservatoire staff, you will study alongside active professionals and expert Musical Theatre educators who will train you to the highest, industry standard.

Our course is professionally accredited, which will allow graduates to gain full equity and spotlight membership upon graduation.

Collaboration
Leeds College of Music’s creative environment, encompassing musicians, composers and performers, combined with our teaching and learning approach, will shape your talent and inspire your passion in preparation for the diverse world of Musical Theatre.

Brand-new specialist facilities
Musical Theatre will be taught in a brand-new building with state-of-the-art specialist facilities. With a panoramic view over the city landscape, this £60m development will house bespoke performing arts facilities for a new suite of theatre courses. Developed by industry leaders The Studio People, state-of-the-art dance and drama studio spaces will sit alongside a 180-seat purpose-built theatre for student performances. Three additional music ensemble rooms will complete this exciting addition to the conservatoire’s award-winning facilities.

Career destinations
Graduates from Leeds College of Music have gone on to a wide variety of careers including Opera Singers, Musical Directors and more.

UCAS Code: W311

Course Duration: 3 Years, Full-Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation Degree (FdA)

World-class facilities
You’ll have access to thirteen on-campus recording and mixing studios and six Apple Mac Labs, equipped with over 100 high-specification iMacs, as well as numerous composition, rehearsal and performance spaces. All of these facilities are open until 3am during term-time, giving you a dedicated, flexible environment in which to develop your recording and producing skills, as well as becoming well-versed in Apple Logic and Avid Pro Tools software.

Industry links
Each year, a number of industry professionals deliver masterclasses to our students. Recent sessions have been given by Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Björk, Brian Eno, The XX) and producers Jagz Kooner (Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian) and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, David Guetta).

Develop commercial acumen
In a year-long project spanning your second year, you will conceive and produce a market-ready product – equipped with a plan for marketing and promotion – with input from an industry mentor.

A Community of Musicians
Only at Leeds College of Music will you get the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians from a variety of genres and with a multitude of specialisms. As a producer you’ll be in demand amongst our community of over 1,200 musicians, allowing you to build a portfolio of experience and establish your professional career long before you graduate.

Career destinations
Graduates from Music Production degrees at Leeds College of Music have gone on to a wide variety of careers including Recording Artists, Sound Designers, Broadcasters and Producers.

UCAS Code: W306

Course Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation Degree (FdA)

World-class facilities
You’ll have access to thirteen on-campus recording and mixing studios and six Apple Mac Labs, equipped with over 100 high-specification iMacs, a bespoke DJ Suite with cutting-edge equipment, as well as numerous composition, rehearsal and performance spaces.

All of these facilities are open until 3am during term-time, giving you a dedicated, flexible environment in which to develop your recording and producing skills, as well as becoming well-versed in Apple Logic and Avid Pro Tools software.

Industry links
Each year, a number of industry professionals deliver masterclasses to our students. Recent sessions have been given by Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Björk, Brian Eno, The XX) and producers Jagz Kooner (Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian) and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, David Guetta).

Develop commercial acumen
In a year-long project spanning your second year, you will conceive and produce a market-ready product – equipped with a plan for marketing and promotion – with input from an industry mentor.

DJ Performance
Unique to a UK conservatoire, you’ll explore industry-standard DJ software and hardware technology, enabling you to create your own sets. Our links with industry, festivals and venues mean that you’ll have numerous opportunities to get out there and perform.

Career destinations
Graduates from Music Production degrees at Leeds College of Music have gone on to a wide variety of careers including Recording Artists, Sound Designers, Broadcasters and Producers.

UCAS Code: W307

Course Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

A conservatoire education
Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, ensemble work and seminars, this highly performance-based degree course supports your development into a fine specialist performer or composer, focusing on technique, artistic development and the commercial skills to earn a living in a highly competitive field.

A culture of collaboration
We want you to explore a variety of influences and genres, and whether you want to join our Chamber Orchestra, experiment with a cross-genre ensemble, or play on recordings for our Film Music students, you’ll be immersed in a culture that encourages you to collaborate with a range of musicians and art forms.

Broad perspective
Working alongside degree students from other pathways will also broaden your perspective. You could be recorded by Production students, develop your improvisation techniques with Jazz students or bounce ideas off Business students – keeping you adaptable and current.

Perform
Students play a vital part in the concert season, with many of the conservatoire's ensembles appearing in an eclectic programme that encompasses jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music, orchestral, choral and big band concerts and small ensemble and solo recitals. The concert season allows students to rub shoulders with global names through showcasing the work of graduates and alumni alongside emerging and international artists.

Career destinations
Graduates from Classical degrees at Leeds College of Music have gone on to a wide variety of careers including Opera Singers, Recording Artists and Musical Directors.

UCAS Code: W30F

Course Duration: 4 Years, Full Time

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Affiliations
QAA
Apple
Association of European Conservatoires (AEC)
Berklee International Network (BIN)
Conservatoires UK
Erasmus
GuildHE
ISM
Ivors Academy
Luminate Education Group
Leeds Music Education Partnership
Roland UK
YUAS
Steinway & Sons
TC-Helicon
Welcome to Yorkshire
Yorkshire Young Musicians
Awarding Bodies
University of Hull