Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Develop the skills you’ll need to achieve your dream of being a professional musician. Realise your potential in contemporary music production and develop your ability to perform live. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Concentrate on four themes: performance (group and individual), composition and arrangement, technology and production, and contextual studies
  • Work alongside students and staff both in the studio and at live music venues, building a portfolio that will help you achieve your professional ambitions as a musician
  • Work in conjunction with students from music production in the studios as well as working in live venues
  • Have access to workshops and industry professionals through our links with JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and the Music Producers Guild
Find out more Throughout your course you’ll be encouraged to perform externally in the many venues that Leeds has to offer. Previous students have performed at events including the Live at Leeds festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to venues across the city every year. There will also be the chance to meet and learn from top-name artists and producers. In 2016 our students worked at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, rubbing shoulders with artists such as Kaiser Chiefs and Gregory Porter. Artist in Residence Programme The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. We have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints. Why study Music Performance and Production at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  • Access to our guest lectures and workshops from industry experts
  • Access to dedicated music studios, Foley studios, dubbing and music recording studios, acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites in the new Leeds School of Arts building


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Music Performance Techniques
  • Music Performance Technologies
  • Music Industries & Online Content
  • Creative Studio Techniques
  • Composing for Performance & Production
  • Music in Context
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Live Music Performance
  • Music Performance Project
  • Creative Studio Production
  • Copyright & Law in the Music Industries
  • Analysing Performance & Production
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Music Performance in Practice
  • Music Performance
  • Music Independent Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
City CampusC
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent is required and should be included within your qualifications. Also an involvement and interest in music production and/or performance activities, should be evidenced in your personal statement.

Additional entry requirements


We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. At the interview you will be interviewed individually and take part in a Group Performance Workshop. You are assessed for suitability to the course, on your background skills and knowledge, and on your ability to contribute constructively to a working ensemble.


In your personal statement we will be looking for the following requirements: Evidence of aptitude for music performance Evidence of ability to contribute to and develop music performances in a variety of contexts Evidence of ability to contribute with others in a performance setting to a balanced musical ensemble Evidence of willingness to extend musical and performing talent through technology Evidence of a breadth of musical and performing experience Evidence of commitment to self-motivated independent study

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Performance and Production at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS