BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production


Undergraduate

BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

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27th Oct - 2018

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COURSE OVERVIEW


UCAS code

W31B

Credits

360

Full-time fees

UK / EEA: £8,500, International: £14,500

Part-time fees

UK / EEA: £4,750

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

26/09/2018

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


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

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 was much more genuine seeming 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 professional skills but also you’re very excited by the actual business of making music, 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, great teachers, fun relaxed, realty experienced and they know a lot 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 University 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 performance, theory and just living music everyday of your life then yes I would recommend it”

Tom

Bass Course

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

Frankie Colony

BMus Guitar course

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

Joe

First year piano

“Enrolling onto 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. Here there is a big focus on the Horns of learning Jazz, 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, other people in creative media and creative industries.”

David Harvey

Program Leader

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

KT Foster

Program Leader

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

Mike McAvoy

Subject leader in Songwriting

“We’re very into all sorts of music you know 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 again these 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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