Leeds College of Music

Music (Jazz) Leeds College of Music Degree level: Undergraduate UCAS Conservatoires Awarded by: University of Hull

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Built around a mixture of one-to-one tuition, ensemble work and seminars, this highly collaborative course will shape students into fine specialist performers or composers, while developing the versatility they’ll need to succeed as a working, creative Jazz musician. The course focuses on developing technique and musicianship and the issues of style and repertoire, alongside composition, musicology and critical listening skills. Professional skills are also embedded throughout.

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 (one-to-one and instrument specific small group lessons for one hour each per teaching week)
• Specialist Group Study (small ensemble focusing on current trends and original music),
• Contextual Studies (split into classes that teach Harmony, Rhythmic Studies, Aural Skills, Composition, Arranging, Language of Jazz, Transcription Studies, Contemporary Improvisation and Musicology)
• Professional Studies (Cross Pathway lectures and seminars in Professional Skills)
• Cross Pathway Options (options in Contextual Studies and Creative Projects have a broad menu including Film Music, Indian Improvisation, Collaborative Composition, Studio Skills and other community based projects)
• Final Project

Assessment method

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


How to apply

This course is closed for the 2019 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2020 courses.

Application deadlines

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

1 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 403F
Institution code L31
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

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.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 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).

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

Audition – Jazz 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/

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.

Portfolio

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) £60 £60

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 23 October 2017 and week commencing 18 December 2017. 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

Fees for 2019 entry have not yet been set. Please visit our website for current fees: 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