Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Music Performance and Production

Develop the skills you’ll need to achieve your dream of being a professional musician.

Music Performance and Production

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Realise your potential in contemporary music production and develop your ability to perform live.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Concentrate on four themes: performance (group and individual), composition and arrangement, technology and production, and contextual studies
  • 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
  • Work in conjunction with students from music production in the studios as well as working in live venues
  • Have access to workshops and industry professionals through our links with JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and the Music Producers Guild

You’ll have the option to gain invaluable work experience through a placement year in industry and the opportunity to work with external clients in your final year. Throughout your course you’ll be encouraged to perform externally in the many venues that Leeds has to offer. Previous students have performed at events including the Live at Leeds festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to venues across the city every year.

There will also be the chance 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.

Artist in Residence Programme

The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. We have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints.

Why study Music Performance and Production at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  2. Access to our guest lectures and workshops from industry experts
  3. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  4. Access to dedicated music studios, Foley studios, dubbing and music recording studios, acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites in the new Leeds School of Arts building
  5. 96% of BA (Hons) Music Performance & Production students said staff were good at explaining things*
  6. 90.2% of students from Leeds School of Arts courses in work or further study 15 months after graduating**

* National Student Survey 2021

** Graduate Outcomes 2020

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