You will work alongside students and staff both in the studio and at live music venues, building a portfolio that will help you achieve your professional ambitions as a musician. Previous students have performed at events including the Live at Leeds festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to venues across the city every year.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.
You will have access to our guest lectures and workshops from professionals through our links with JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and the Music Producers Guild. You also have the option to gain invaluable work experience through a placement year in industry and you will have the opportunity to work with external clients in your final year. You are encouraged to perform externally in the many venues that Leeds has to offer.
You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from top-name artists and producers. One of our Senior Lecturers, Ken Scott, has more than 50 years of music production experience working with artists including The Beatles and David Bowie, and in 2016 our students worked at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, rubbing shoulders with artists such as Kaiser Chiefs and Gregory Porter.
- Professional accreditations
- Specialist facilities
- Study abroad option
- Expert careers service
- 24/7 Library
- University accommodation
- TEF Silver Award
BA (Hons) Art Event Performance (now Performance)
My tutors were all practising artists and they really pushed me to develop myself within the current arts scene - I even negotiated a record deal that enabled me to release my EP after I graduated. One of my tracks was then named BBC 1Xtra Track of the Week. I'm now launching my third EP and every day my career is shaped by the varied skills I gained at University.
Modules & learning
- Music in Context
- Music Performance Technologies
- Composition & Music Theory
- Audio Production Techniques
- Music Performance Techniques
- Digital Media in Music
- Analysing Production & Performance
- Studio Recording Techniques
- Live Music Performance
- Composing & Arranging
- Music Industry
- Music Performance Project
- Music Performance in Practice
- Studio Production Practice
- Music Performance
- Music Independent Project
- Music for Film & TV
- Contemporary Arranging Techniques
- Song Writing & Production
- Electro-Acoustic Composition
Kenny Jenkins, is a musician and educator, whose practice is grounded in social, political, and cultural critique, but sees his principal function as encouraging students to explore and develop their own ideas.
This is a course that, should it have existed when I was applying to university, would have been the one I would have chosen.
Fees & funding
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.