Welcome to Leeds College of Music
Leeds College of Music is a music conservatoire, one of nine in the UK, and is based in the cultural quarter of Leeds, Yorkshire.
Leeds College of Music delivers courses in music at FE, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, and is the only one in the UK to offer specialist BA (Hons) degrees in: Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Music, Folk Music, Film Music, Songwriting, Music Production and Music Business.
As a conservatoire, our courses are focused on practical disciplines, such as instrumental or vocal performance and composition, with a teaching model based around one-to-one tuition, small group study and mentoring by music industry experts.
Our high quality facilities, renowned performance spaces and bespoke teaching model enables students to develop the skills needed to become an innovative and dynamic musician, able to contribute to the modern, multi-platform music industry.
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At undergraduate level you can study our BA (Hons) Music course specialising in any of the following:
- Classical Music
- Popular Music
- Folk Music
- Film Music
- Music Production
- Music Business
Or you can choose to study a BA (Hons) Combined degree where you can choose to study two specialisms from the following:
We also offer 2 year Foundation Degrees in:
Postgraduate study at Leeds College of Music offers you the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers, producers and songwriters as you develop your skills as a professional-level musician. Find out more on the course page of the website: MMus Creative Musician
The conservatoire has a small yet diverse international community and welcome applications from students around the world.
If English isn't your first language, you will need to have achieved IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) to gain entry to any of the courses.
Find out more about applying as an International student on our website.
Leeds College of Music facilities
The campus at Leeds College of Music, including our studios, bespoke ensemble and rehearsal rooms and MacLabs are open until 3am, letting you work to your own timetable.
With our 70 teaching and practice rooms, seven recording studios (including an SSL G Series console) and three mixing studios (one with 5.1 Surround Sound), at Leeds College of Music you study and create in a thoroughly professional environment.
The Conservatoire boasts six fully equipped Mac Labs, with an outstanding computer-to-student ratio and in-house Apple-trained tutors. In addition to this, there are seven industry-standard recording studios equipped with analogue desks, three mixing rooms and an SSL G Series console linked to the main auditoriums for live studio sessions and recording performances.
We are the only conservatoire with All-Steinway status in England, meaning that 90% of our pianos come from the Steinway & Sons family – including two Model Ds.
The brand new music library (opening 2017) will house one of the UK’s most comprehensive jazz archives as well as quiet study spaces, access to around 8000 books, over 30,000 items of printed music, 11,000 CD's, 700 DVD's & 9,000 LP's.
You will have plenty of opportunities to perform in our own dedicated performance spaces include the 350-seat Venue and 120-seat Recital Room as well as outside of the college.
Location and Accommodation
In addition to the conservatoire, Leeds is home to three universities and a number of colleges, creating a student population of over 250,000.
The city is full of independent record shops, recording studios, music venues, craft stalls, art galleries and museums, as well as a thriving creative community of artists, illustrators, musicians, designers, actors and entrepreneurs. Known for its numerous fairs and festivals, the city is home to a brand new 13,000 seat arena - The First Direct Arena - designed to give the best acoustic experience of any large venue in the country.
Leeds College of Music's campus is situated in the heart of the Leeds cultural quarter, which is home to creative institutions such as the Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the BBC.
Leeds College of Music Accommodation
There are lots of places to live on and around campus. Many first year undergraduate students take a room in Joseph Stones House, a nine-storey complex managed by Unite Students and situated on campus. We also allocate rooms at One Mill Street, a large development managed by Unipol Student Homes, which is approximately 4 minutes’ walk from the conservatoire. Both can be booked through our Accommodation team. Weekly rent, inclusive of utilities, wifi and basic contents insurance, ranges from £120 – £191 (2017-18 prices).
Alternatively, there are several privately run halls of residence in Leeds, as well as a huge range of private or shared accommodation, including accommodation for students under 18.
For more information go to www.lcm.ac.uk/accommodation
or email [email protected] for friendly advice.
Leeds College of Music Open Days
Leeds College of Music organises several Open Days throughout the year where you have the opportunity to visit the conservatoire and discover more about the courses they have on offer.
As well as providing information, talks and demos specific to the courses you're interested in, the Open Days give you the opportunity to chat to members of the Student Support Team about careers, support for students with disabilities, application issues and more – and Student Ambassadors are on hand to take you on tours of the accommodation and campus facilities.
- May 6th 2017
- June 3rd 2017
- September 30th 2017
- November 4th 2017
You can book your place on our website.