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    hey,

    posted this on the leeds forum but thought id put it here to so more ppl can read it!.......

    im pretty sure im either gona do a music degree at leeds or nottingham from september......but jus wana know what the music scene and music course at leeds is like?
    so far this is what ive gathered bout leeds from lookin it up:
    1. its no. 31 in the league tables (nottingham is no. 2)
    2. ppl have hardly any lectures a week...and while this cud be a gd thing, it does show that maybe the course isnt gd enough an i might not get enough out of it
    BUT
    ive heard that:
    1. leeds has a wicked music scene and nightlife
    2. the music department is pretty new with good facilities and music tech stuff
    3. dev hall looks like the best place! all the music stuff goin on there
    4. if i do the BMus course, I get a year abroad at a conservatoire!

    Soo, theres more good stuff than bad there, but since music is such a competitive bussiness, maybe i shud go nottingham cos it has a better rep with better training?

    such a tough decision!

    anyway, if u know anything about the music scene/music departments in nottingham or leeds, or if ur planning to do music at either one, or are studying it there now, then any reply would be much appreciated!
    hope to hear from someone soon......

    cheers!

    ruth x
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    You really have to specify what you consider to be "good music".
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    Dont know anything about music, but would say Nottingham is a better uni.
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    (Original post by ruthio)
    hey,

    posted this on the leeds forum but thought id put it here to so more ppl can read it!.......

    im pretty sure im either gona do a music degree at leeds or nottingham from september......but jus wana know what the music scene and music course at leeds is like?
    so far this is what ive gathered bout leeds from lookin it up:
    1. its no. 31 in the league tables (nottingham is no. 2)
    2. ppl have hardly any lectures a week...and while this cud be a gd thing, it does show that maybe the course isnt gd enough an i might not get enough out of it
    BUT
    ive heard that:
    1. leeds has a wicked music scene and nightlife
    2. the music department is pretty new with good facilities and music tech stuff
    3. dev hall looks like the best place! all the music stuff goin on there
    4. if i do the BMus course, I get a year abroad at a conservatoire!

    Soo, theres more good stuff than bad there, but since music is such a competitive bussiness, maybe i shud go nottingham cos it has a better rep with better training?

    such a tough decision!

    anyway, if u know anything about the music scene/music departments in nottingham or leeds, or if ur planning to do music at either one, or are studying it there now, then any reply would be much appreciated!
    hope to hear from someone soon......

    cheers!

    ruth x
    I wouldn't say the no. of contact hours a week shows how good or bad the course is. it just means there's more emphasis on you doing your own learning/practising. my sister did music at city but leeds was her second choice, i don't know much about it though! the only thing i would say is that it might be wise to think about what you want to do after - if you want to stay in music then a BMus will be fine but my sister found if you want to do anything else a BA would be preferrable. although she went on to do post-grad anyway so it is irrelevant now. (she did a BMus)

    31's still not terrible in the league tables and i think you shouldn't let them direct your choice completely anyway. talk to people at both and visit if you can, then decide.
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    Nottingham's nightlife and music scene is pretty wicked too. What kind of music would you be interested in performing? I play and sing (or have played) in a lot of the major ensembles at Nottingham. I can't give you a good lowdown on the degree, but I can on the general music scene if you want to PM me.
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    I would choose Leeds, I loved it when I visited it on open day- it's the place to be, go for it!
 
 
 
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