Music and sound

We are a nurturing community of innovative industry practitioners, researchers, and educators; empowering emerging talent to fulfil their potential as leaders in the world of music and sound.  

Why Study here

You're right in the heart of the city that's helped to re-shape genres, and every time you walk out of your door you will get to live that atmosphere. We'll give you the foundation and guidance you need while you're finding your style, and give you access to the latest industry-standard equipment and software. We will also introduce you to people that can give you a place to perform, or a first step onto your chosen career path.


Hone your skills with our range of undergraduate and postgraduate music and sound degrees.

Annie Simmons MA Music Production

Our stories

your student experience

Enrol on one of our music and sound courses, and you'll have the creative space you need to write and produce your own music. You'll be part of a community of potential collaborators, and you'll get support from your peers, lecturers, and our dedicated pastoral care team. You'll also be able to explore our links with the creative community in Leeds, one of the most exciting havens of upcoming and established music in the UK.


We are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible music and audio education and to being a driving force behind the music industry in Leeds. In the Leeds School of Arts Building music and sound students will have access to state-of-the-art recording studios, performance studios, production suites, dubbing theatres, acoustics testing labs and more, all kitted out with the latest industry-standard equipment. Here, anyone who is passionate about music and sound will be able to create, innovate and develop the skills required to unlock a range of exciting career paths within the industry.


Leeds Dance Community radio

Music and Sound students at Leeds School of Arts can get hands-on radio experience through our partnership with Leeds Dance Community (LDC) radio. LDC radio is one of Leeds’s newest FM stations which broadcasts live from our Headingley campus. Work placement opportunities provide students with valuable media and broadcasting experience. Find out more about how the station came about, how it strives to connect communities in Leeds through a shared love of dance music, and how the partnership with LBU benefits students by listening to the podcast here:

Your teaching community

Discover the art of great music, from people who've been there. Our expert lecturers and researchers are experienced performers, producers and sound designers who have worked with major names in the UK and beyond. You'll also have the support of our pastoral team, and access to placements and industry opportunities. Our students have rubbed shoulders with artists like the Kaiser Chiefs while running the Live at Leeds Festival, and completed placements across the music industry.

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