BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production


Undergraduate

BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

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17th Nov - 2018

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COURSE OVERVIEW


UCAS code

W31B

Credits

360

Full-time fees

UK / EEA: £9,250, International: £15,000

Part-time fees

UK / EEA: £5,580

Duration

3 years or 6 years

University Validation

The Open University

Funding

Student Loans for UK / EU students, Private Funding

Application

Apply directly to us or through UCAS

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time

Start Date

26/09/2019

Programme Specification

Programme Specification

The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music. They can manage their own projects and capitalise on their online channels. On our music degree in performance and production you will create the music you want to make. We’ll help you establish the career you want to lead.

Extra activities include:

  • Masterclasses and guest speakers
  • Drum and bass workshops
  • Classes in ‘Sibelius’
  • Choir
  • Time Manipulation workshop
  • Drum Line
  • Ensemble workshops covering Jazz, Latin, Funk

 

VALIDATED BY:

    

Why choose us

  • A personal, friendly environment
  • A course you can customise
  • One to one instrument or vocal lessons
  • Workshops where you play for hours
  • Small class sizes
  • Form your own bands and projects
  • Perform in music venues across London
  • Study in the heart of creative London
  • Superb facilities and resources
  • Collaborate with software and writing students to create cutting edge digital projects and start-ups
  • Make friends and professional contacts for life

 

What our graduates do

  • Artist, band member, ‘session musician’, producer, songwriter, ‘top-liner’
  • Composer, lyricist, arranger, musical director, programmer, sound engineer, media composer
  • Music industry graduate employee
  • Creative industries graduate employee
  • Graduate employee
  • Creative industries entrepreneur
  • Education and teaching
  • Postgraduate study

WHAT OUR STUDENTS AND TUTORS SAY


“I think the thing I like the most about studying here is the people: the staff and my peers make it a very encouraging environment and a very positive one. I feel like sometimes music can become quite competitive and I don’t feel that here.”

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton

BMus (Hons) Performance and Production student

“I chose LCCM because the atmosphere was totally different to the other schools that I looked at, it seemed much more genuine and the teachers were really friendly.”

Sahil Batra

BMus (Hons) Performance and Production student

“My favourite thing about LCCM is the fact that, having taught in a number of similar institutions, LCCM doesn’t have that corporate vibe that you get in a lot of the competition schools.”

Pete Cater

Drum Tutor

“If you are looking for a place where you want to develop your professional skills but also be very excited by the actual business of making music, then LCCM is a good place to study.”

Roland Perrin

Head of Piano

“One of the things that I like most about studying at LCCM is the teachers. They’re great teachers, fun, relaxed, really experienced and they know a lot about what they are talking about.”

Benjamin Harrison

Cert HE Music Performance 1st year student

“I chose LCCM because it’s the most well-rounded music college in London. The facilities are fantastic, they offer one-to-one tuition, which is really good, and the level of teaching is really high.”

Aaron

Bass Course

“If you want to be at a school where you do performance, theory and live music every day of your life, then yes, I would recommend it.”

Tom

Bass Course

“This is the best place to go. Unlike other places that have classes of twenty to thirty people, with the one-to-ones it’s just you.”

Frankie Connolly

BMus Guitar course

“It’s been a hardworking year, but I've learnt a lot and it has been very inspiring.”

Joe

First year piano

“Enrolling at LCCM was the best thing I've done for my music career, you have to be in London to do music.”

Andrew

First year piano

“I chose LCCM because there's no other music course that I've discovered that goes in the direction I want. Here there is a big focus on the horns, learning jazz and harmony.”

James

BMus performance course - Trumpet

“I wanted to go somewhere where I felt comfortable. Teachers are very relaxed but meticulous at the same time, making you focus on your weaknesses.”

Happiness

Singer

“You would want to come on this course if you are interested in working with musicians, writers and other people in creative media and the creative industries.”

David Harvey

Program Leader

“We give you industry-led tutors, access to professional organisations and networks that we are all part of.”

KT Foster

Program Leader

“What I'm looking for in a song writing student is someone who’s got the drive and the passion to develop the kind of discipline of writing all the time. That passion, that urgency and that need to create and express something in their songs are ideally the main ingredients we’re looking for.”

Mike McAvoy

Subject leader in Songwriting

“We’re into all sorts of music - we’re not a rock school or a pop school, we’re into everything. We’ve had heavy metal bands, jazz bands and everything in between, and this make us quite unusual.”

Darius Khwaja

Principal

COURSE STRUCTURE


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


UCAS Tariff
  • A minimum of 104 UCAS points, gained from at least two full Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), in any subject area.
    • An Access to Higher Education course or a BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.
  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

We also welcome applications from mature students (21+ years) and those without formal qualifications but with demonstrable passion for and practical experience in music.

Personal statement

The personal statement is an important part of your application and is your chance to tell us about your aims in music and why it interests you. Your ability to communicate effectively is important, so the quality of your writing is a factor in how we make our decision. In particular, we will be looking for you to show a genuine interest in music, demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • learning an instrument either taught or self-taught
  • extra-curricular music activities at school, college or in the community
  • performing music as a soloist, a band member or forming a band
  • writing or producing music
Audition Information

In addition to your application entry onto the programme will be determined by your audition and interview. All applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements and whose application demonstrates the capability to complete this programme will be offered an audition.

You will be asked questions on music theory, notation and asked to identify intervals and chord qualities by ear. The purpose of this process is for us to be able to assess what you already know and of how quickly we think you can learn.

  • Guitarists, pianists, bassists and singers

Please prepare two songs of your own choice, typically to be performed without a backing track. The songs must be in contrasting styles to show the breadth of your ability. One tune can be an original but not both. You will also be required to demonstrate a range of technical skills relevant to your instrument such as scales, arpeggios, chord voicings and sight-reading.

  • Drummers

You will be asked to play a range of common grooves, styles and feels such as rock, funk, jazz and Afro-Cuban, straight, swing and shuffle. You will be required to count, play time and perform different fills. Finally, you will be asked to show what you like to play, the time for your chops!

  • Saxes, flute and brass

Please prepare two songs of your own choice with a backing track. The songs must be in contrasting styles to show the breadth of your ability. One tune can be an original but not both. You are welcome to bring an accompanist for the performance if you do not want to play to a backing track. You will also be required to demonstrate a range of technical skills relevant to your instrument such as scales, arpeggios and sight-reading.

  • Producers, Songwriters and Media Composers

You will be asked to bring two songs you have written or produced. Songwriters will be asked about lyrics, harmony and form; producers and media composers will be asked about the hardware, software and instruments you used in the production of your work. You may be asked to perform one of your songs, if you play an instrument. There will also be an assessment of your music theory knowledge.

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