Leeds College of Music

Music (Classical with Production) Leeds College of Music Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull

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Our BA (Hons) Music programme is split into Specialist Study, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies. This degree allows you to choose your major and minor concentration within the Specialist Study strand, i.e. your one-to-one classes will be in your major – Classical, your group study in your minor - Production. Our Classical Pathway allows you to become a consummate yet flexible performer or composer equipped to pursue a portfolio career in a fast-moving industry. Our Music Production pathway underpins your flair as a composer with the practical skills necessary to become a practical music producer using industry standard software. Combining the two enables you to enhance your abilities in one area with thorough knowledge of another and collaborate even more readily with other musicians.

Please note: our Popular, Music Production/Electronic Music Production, Songwriting, Film Music, Business and Folk Music courses are available as UCAS Undergraduate courses. Please visit https://www.ucas.com/ (undergraduate section) for course details and/or to submit an application.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Accordion
  • Accordion (classical)
  • Banjo (tenor)
  • Baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Bassoon (Contra)
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Clarinet (Bass)
  • Clarinet (Historical Performance)
  • Clarinet (Jazz)
  • Composition
  • Contemporary Piano
  • Cor anglais
  • Cornet
  • Double Bass
  • Double Bass (Jazz)
  • Drumkit
  • Drumkit (Jazz)
  • Drums/Percussion (Jazz)
  • Electric bass (jazz)
  • Euphonium
  • Flugelhorn
  • Flute
  • Flute (Alto)
  • Flute (Bass)
  • Flute (Jazz)
  • Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Guitar (Bass)
  • Guitar (Classical)
  • Guitar (Electric)
  • Guitar (Historical Performance)
  • Guitar (Jazz Acoustic)
  • Guitar (Jazz Electric Bass)
  • Guitar (Jazz Electric Bass)/Jazz Double Bass
  • Guitar (Jazz Electric Lead)
  • Guitar (Jazz)
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord
  • Horn (French)
  • Horn (Natural)
  • Horn (Tenor)
  • Lute
  • Mandolin
  • Marimba
  • Oboe
  • Oboe d'amore
  • Organ
  • Organ & Church Music
  • Percussion (Ethnic Percussion & Drumset)
  • Percussion (Jazz)
  • Percussion (Latin American)
  • Percussion (Orchestral)
  • Percussion (Orchestral) & Drumkit
  • Percussion (Orchestral) & Timpani
  • Piano
  • Piano (Jazz)
  • Piano/Keyboards
  • Piccolo
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Saxophone (Alto)
  • Saxophone (Alto) Jazz
  • Saxophone (Baritone)
  • Saxophone (Baritone) Jazz
  • Saxophone (Bass)
  • Saxophone (Jazz)
  • Saxophone (Soprano)
  • Saxophone (Soprano) Jazz
  • Saxophone (Tenor)
  • Saxophone (Tenor) Jazz
  • Timpani
  • Trombone (Bass)
  • Trombone (Jazz)
  • Trombone (Tenor)
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet (Bass)
  • Trumpet (Jazz)
  • Tuba
  • Vibraphone (Jazz)
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Violin (Jazz)
  • Voice
  • Voice (Alto)
  • Voice (Alto/Mezzo) Opera
  • Voice (Baritone)
  • Voice (Bass)
  • Voice (Bass/Bar) Opera
  • Voice (Bass-Baritone)
  • Voice (Bass-Baritone) (Historical Performance)
  • Voice (Contralto)
  • Voice (Counter-Tenor)
  • Voice (Counter-Tenor) (Historical Performance)
  • Voice (Counter-Tenor) Opera
  • Voice (Jazz)
  • Voice (Male Soprano)
  • Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Voice (Mezzo-Soprano) (Historical Performance)
  • Voice (Soprano)
  • Voice (Soprano) (Historical Performance)
  • Voice (Soprano) Opera
  • Voice (Tenor)
  • Voice (Tenor) (Historical Performance)
  • Voice (Tenor) Opera

Modules

Specialist Study 1, 2, 3 (Performance or Composition)
Specialist Group Study Music Production 1, 2
Contextual Studies 1, 2, 3 (see below for options)
Professional Studies 1, 2, 3 (see below for options)
Creative Project (year 1 only) (various options are offered that refresh each year)
Final Project (year 3 only)

Contextual Studies 2 options:
• Songwriting
• Music for the Moving Image
• Collaborative Composition
• Music and Ideology
• Performance with Electronics
• Entrepreneurship
• Arranging and Orchestration
• Musical Direction

Contextual Studies 3 options:
• Computer-Based Composition
• Software Environments for Performance & Sound Creation
• Electroacoustic Composition
• Composition and Production for Film and TV
• Composed Theatre
• Extended Improvisation
• Intercultural Music
• Emerging Music Models

Professional Studies 2 options:
• Business Start-up
• Working with Music in the Community
• Instrumental Music Tuition
• Self-Promotion & Marketing
• Structure & Functions of the Film Music Industry
• Concerts & Touring
• Artistic Management

Professional Studies 3 options:
• Live Music Management
• Community Music Project
• Music Journalism
• Business Leadership & Ethics
• Film Music: Aesthetics & Narrative Function

Assessment method

This combined study is assessed via performance recitals/composition portfolios, technical tests, online portfolios, presentations or written work. The degree is weighted 30% on Level 5 and 70% on Level 6. The exact nature of assessments will depend on the Contextual Studies and Professional Studies choices that are made at Level 5 and Level 6. 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. Specialist Study is split so that one to one study (solo performance/composition) is taken on the Classical pathway whereas Specialist Group Study is taken on the Production pathway.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

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

2 October

*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!

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain audition locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Application codes

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

Course code 502F
Institution code L31
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 From level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.
A level CCC Normally including one A Level in Music or Music Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Normally in Music or Music Technology
GCSE/National 4/National 5 At least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English Language.

UCAS tariff points from music graded exams are also accepted (highest achieved per instrument (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 course

https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Audition

All suitable UK applicants will be called for an audition (Classical pathway).

Interview

All suitable UK applicants will be called for an interview (Production pathway)

Portfolio

For applicants living overseas only.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 5.5 in each components (IELTS Academic)

Audition locations

In the event of a successful audition, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote audition recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an audition in person.

Single specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
Recording (Applicants living overseas only) No fee charged
At Leeds College of Music (All UK Applicants) £50 £50

Joint principal specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
Recording (Applicants living overseas only) No fee charged
At Leeds College of Music (All UK Applicants) Not available at this location

Additional information

• Auditions for our UCAS Conservatoire courses will take place week commencing 22 October 2018 and week commencing 17 December 2018. Applicants must attend their given date. • Audition guides can be found on our website: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/audition-information/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7PD


Course contact details

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0113 222 3416

Fax: 0113 243 8798