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Popular Music Performance

Leeds Arts University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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On this course we see no boundaries between performance, production and composition. We look for creative and versatile musicians who wish to develop their performance, production and technical skills to a professional level in order to prepare for a career in the contemporary music industries. We recruit musicians to the following principal studies: Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Kit. You will study in an artistic environment that fosters collaborative opportunities with students across a range of creative disciplines, and have access to our bespoke music facilities. Performance, production and composition are integral to our approach whilst providing you with a clear understanding of the business of music and the structure of the music industries. Our experienced tutors and visiting industry professionals will support and stimulate the development of technical skills necessary to thrive as a working musician in the 21st century creative world. On graduation students will have the choice of a wide range of career options. Most distinctively the course provides invaluable experience of working with fine artists, visual communicators, photographers, fashion designers, animators, filmmakers, graphic designers and creative advertisers as part of our world-facing specialist arts university. As a working musician you’ll come into contact with other creative artists during your career and our degree provides the unique opportunity to build important creative networks and an impressive musical portfolio from the outset of your professional life. Note: We do not accept deferred entry for the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance course.

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeW315
Institution code L28
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Applicants must achieve by enrolment: • Passes at GCE A level, or a Rockschool Level 3 Music Practitioner qualification, or a National Diploma in a music-related subject with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points • GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass • Certified Theory of Music equivalent to either ABRSM or RockSchool or Trinity Grade 5 by enrolment or completion of the Leeds Arts University music theory course and test, equivalent to Grade V theory in the first semester • Pass a Leeds Arts University audition in the year prior to entry demonstrating a high level of performing ability – equivalent to ABRSM/Rockschool/Trinity Grade 8* Specifically - applicants do not need to hold a Grade 8 certificate, but will be expected to demonstrate energy and presence in performance to this level. For mature students who are unable to provide formal evidence of an appropriate standard of English, the University may request completion of its own English proficiency test.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/UGentry

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

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