Music Performance & Industry at LMA - UCAS


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Music Performance & Industry

Course options

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) degree in Music Performance and Industry at LMA is delivered by industry professionals and is designed to cultivate and develop you into the artist or performer you want to be! LMA will develop your musicianship and prepare you for work in the music industry across a variety of platforms, whether you want to be part of a band, a solo performer, songwriter, composer, session musician or producer. All of this is underpinned by theory and academic study. All LMA music staff have worked, and continue to work across the music industry, which helps to instil the discipline, training and professional standards and expectations that the industry demands once students graduate. When you join LMA you are surrounded by like-minded people in an environment where hard work brings great reward. You are taught by industry professionals in state of the art facilities. The LMA team give you the creative freedom you desire, to explore, discover yourself and give you the confidence to be the absolute best version of YOU. LMA prides itself on creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students - in the 2021 National Student Survey [NSS] the LMA Music courses achieved 95% overall student satisfaction with the quality of the course, with 97% of respondents agreeing that that they felt part of a community of staff and students. [NSS/OFS published statistics] LMA has amazing campuses in Liverpool and London and is co-owned by Global superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS.


Level 4 (Year 1): Studying Music Performance and Industry Songwriting Skills for the Musician Live Music Performance Level 5 (Year 2): Exploring Music Performance and Industry Advanced Songwriting and Composition Advanced Skills for the Musician Write, Record and Perform as a Band Level 6 (Year 3): Music Industry Showcase Industry Investigation Promotional Portfolio (Music Performance and Industry) Major Music Performance

Assessment method

You will experience a wide range of assessment methods at LMA which focus around your practical development as a well rounded Musician and/or Vocal Performer. These include practical demonstrations of a range of skills and techniques, both individually and as part of a band. Practical exercises and briefs are also included which assess your creative ability to improvise and create original compositions In the creative production and performance modules you are given the opportunity to take part in live performances where you are assessed on both the development of the production, and also your final performance. In your final year, Music Performance and Industry students are assessed both individually via the “Showcase” modules which allows you to demonstrate your proficiency and creativity as a solo performer, and also as a group performer via the “Major Production” module . Assessed journals and planning exercises are also used which enable you to reflect and analyse your skills and identify ways they can develop. In some modules, continuous tutor/student assessment is also employed in order to evaluate your journey through the module. In addition, in the modules where you investigate the music performance industry and your role within it, you will again experience a variety of assessment methods such as poster presentations, comparative reviews of different performances, and investigative essays and reports.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This course is unable to accept international applicants who need a Tier 4 Student Visa to study in the UK as LMA does not hold a UKVI licence

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

LMA are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, RSL Level 3 Diploma and T Levels. We also welcome students who have a combination of qualifications - e.g. 2 A Levels and 1 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and an extended project. Our academic entry criteria from qualifications you are currently taking is 96 UCAS tariff points and your offer will be tailored to reflect this. We assess all applications individually. If you have any questions about whether your qualifications meet our entry criteria, please do not hesitate to contact the LMA admissions team.

Additional entry requirements


As part of the application and admissions process, all applicants will be required to submit a digital audition. Full details of what is required for the content of the audition video will be sent to all applicants along with guidance about the format and how to submit.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

You should anticipate the following additional costs associated with your course: Whilst LMA music performance and industry students are able to access a wide range of musical instruments, equipment (such as headphones, microphones) and software whilst on campus free of charge there is an expectation that students maintain their own instruments. Piano, keyboard and drums are provided for use in rehearsal rooms. Guitarists and bass players will need to invest in strings for their own personal instruments as well as jack to jack cables for rehearsals. Drummers need to provide their own drum sticks. Vocalists may wish to purchase their own personal microphone. Costs for this type of equipment to support your course can range from £10 to £200, depending on what is required. Costs for optional course related trips or gigs etc - Approx up to £100 per year
Music Performance & Industry at LMA - UCAS