BA (Hons) Music (Production with Folk) Leeds College of Music

Undergraduate

This course will give students the skills to become sophisticated music producers, with performance experience in folk ensembles. Combining small group tuition (5 students) and one-to-one final year tuition/mentoring, small-ensemble work and seminars, this course will underpin students’ composition skills with the technical know-how necessary to compete in a fast-moving music industry. Students will enhance their understanding of production practices within a studio environment alongside issues of style and repertoire from a folk ensemble perspective.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The Production (Major) combined pathway is weighted more towards the areas of specialist study i.e. recording studio based work, with contextual studies/composition making up the remaining production specific content. The Folk (Minor) covers the aspects of folk performance and repertoire and is assessed via ensemble performances and rehearsal. Specialist Study is split so that one to one study is taken on the Production pathway and Specialist Group Study (ensemble work) is studied on the Folk pathway. Formal assessments tend to take place at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments that have deadlines halfway through a semester.

Assessment method

The pathway is assessed via musical portfolios, recordings, technical tests/performances, presentations or written work. The degree is weighted 30% on Level 5 and 70% on Level 6.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W315
Institution code L30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please visit the international page on our website for further information: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/international-applicants/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 UCAS tariff points from level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject.

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C / Grade 4 or above or equivalent international qualification, e.g. IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each component).

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview – Applicants combining Production with Folk will be asked to attend an interview and bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Folk audition.

Audition – Applicants will need to attend an audition for the Folk pathway.
Audition guides can be found on our website: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/audition-information/

Performance standard (assessed at audition)

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard of Grade 8 (commensurate with ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, Rock School (as appropriate for the pathway)).

Composers/songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard of Grade 6 (commensurate with ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, Rock School (as appropriate for the pathway)).

Musical theory standard (assessed at audition)

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

Interview

Interview – Applicants combining Production with Folk will be asked to attend an interview and bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Folk audition.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for current fees and further information: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/fees-funding/