Leeds College of Music

Actor Musician Leeds College of Music Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull


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This programme will be taught within a conservatoire (performance focused, specialist teaching within a specialist environment). The focus will be on Acting performance, i.e. embodied presence and performance, as opposed to technical theatre/design and direction. The key area of study focuses on Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice – Acting, Voice and Performance/Movement. These three disciplines, led by Acting, form a cohesive and cross-disciplinary scheme of work which gives students a broad knowledge of practitioners and repertoire, whilst offering consistent practice development.

The main outcomes of the programme are met by students developing and devising their own new work – focussing on adaptation, translation, devising and ensemble. This programme, in particular, trains students in specific performance skills before creating environments for the students to apply them in telling their own stories and narratives.

Course details


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 acting, voice and performance/movement.

In these strands of the programme the training has a period of time each week dedicated to the acquisition of new skills and the routine training of the body, voice and mind which is imperative at this level. The remainder of the work on the module is focussed on bringing these skills together in developing new work, and working as an ensemble company.

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)

By working in this way we have been able to ensure that the programme progresses consistently across the piece and that all modules are connected across the level. The danger of splitting practical skills into their component parts (Acting, Movement, Voice, Performance etc) is that students sometimes do not apply skills from each module to the work in others. By having these binding themes across the level students will be able to see, more readily, the links between all of the various skills being acquired.

The Acting strand acts as a central core to the embodied training. The schemes of work for Voice and Performance/Movement are built on skills, repertoire and materials being used in the Acting modules.

Year 1 (Level 4)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques
Performance 1 – Movement and Ensemble
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)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques
Performance 2 – Movement and Devising
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)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques
Music Ensembles – Techniques in Musical Performance
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:

Assessment method

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

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 W321
Institution code L30
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 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in an Acting/Music-related subject.

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent.

IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) (or equivalent where the applicant does not require a Tier 4 visa to study) where an applicant’s first language is not English.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


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/


Actor Musician 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/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for further information: HOME/EU: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/fees-funding/ INTERNATIONAL: https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/international-applicants/fees-funding/tuition-fees-scholarships/ International Students - 4 Year courses: £14,000 for the Foundation Year, then £17,250 per year thereafter

Provider information

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Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

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