Leeds College of Music has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The key areas of study within this programme will split between singing, dancing and acting, but the emphasis will be on how students can be encouraged to merge the boundaries of these forms, and particularly how they may utilise the conservatoire environment of other musical performers to further develop a breadth of skills. It will also prioritise industry input to legitimise the curriculum so that dramatic techniques (voice, acting and dance) and expression (narrative and sustained delivery through dramatic characterisation) are both of the standard that the industry requires now and in the future.
The programme has strands in Studio Training and Practice, Performance Practice, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice, which includes training in singing, dance and acting.
Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice teaching takes place in small groups, which enables continuous formative feedback on student progress. This makes up 80 credits per year throughout the programme, reflecting the intensive conservatoire model of performance training. Assessment load is also progressive, and Level 6, students are expected to produce a real-world group public performance. Also at Level 6, the Preparation for the Profession – Showcase module offers students the opportunity to perform showcase material to an invited audience of industry professionals.
Contextual Studies and Professional Studies complement the Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice strands, providing historical, critical and analytical studies and employability skills.
All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level:
Self and other (Level 4)
Style and Character (Level 5)
Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6)
Year 1 (Level 4)
Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques
Dance 1 – Fundamentals of Dance
Voice 1 – Fundamentals of Voice
Performance Project 1
Contextual Studies 1 – Theatre Practice and Practitioners
Professional Studies 1 – Working in the Arts
Year 2 (Level 5)
Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques
Dance 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Dance
Voice 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Voice
Performance Project 2
Contextual Studies 2 – History and Context of Theatre
Professional Studies 2 – Creating Your Own Work
Year 3 (Level 6)
Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques
Dance 3 – Advanced Techniques in Dance
Voice 3 – Advanced Techniques in Voice
Group Public Performance
Preparation for the Profession - Showcase
Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:
The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please visit the international page on our website for further information: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/international-applicants/
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music/Dance/Acting-related subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent.|
UCAS tariff points from Vocals and Musical Theatre practical graded exams are also accepted (highest achieved (grade 6 and above), commensurate with ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, Rock School).
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Applicants are required to attend an audition for this course. Further details will be sent when your application has been received.
Audition, Interview and Portfolio guides can be found on our website: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/audition-information/
Musical Theatre applicants will need to attend an audition.
Audition guides can be found on our website: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/audition-information/
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||5.5 in each components (IELTS Academic)|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|