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Contemporary Music Performance and Production - Bass, Composition, Drums, Production, Guitar, Piano/Keys, Sax, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals

London College of Creative Media

UCAS Code: CMPP | Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


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Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels, BTEC Diploma, Access to Higher Education or BTEC Extended Diploma) in any subject area. GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

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About this course

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Course option


Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time including foundation year | 2021

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021


Music production

Musicianship and performance studies

Instrumental or vocal performance


The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music, manage their own projects and capitalise on their online channels.

This course is aimed at producing versatile, musically-literate graduates with the skills, theoretical knowledge and networks needed to develop lasting careers as professional musicians.

On our Degree you will learn from professional musicians working in the industry who bring their practical knowledge and expertise into the classroom. So, whether you are an Instrumentalist, Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Arranger or Media Composer this is the course for you.
This course is designed to give you a broad range of skills to maximise your employability. You will develop high-level skills in your chosen specialist area, such as your instrument. These are supported by a broader range of skills that relate to contemporary music. In addition, you will acquire experience and transferable skills that are essential to all careers.

You will study three modules per semester, one of which is core and the other two will be chosen from the pathways below (the one exception being that you cannot pick both Performance pathways as your two choices):
· Instrumental
· Contemporary Performance
· Songwriting
· Production
· Jazz Performance

It is understood that from the two pathways chosen you will pursue those for the duration of the course. However, there is the option at Level 5 for you to switch to one or both of the below:
· Media Music
· Music Directing and Arranging

The BMus Contemporary Music Performance & Production is complemented by a Foundation year course aimed at students whose musical skills need improving to gain UG entry. Study at this level is designed to give students a structured musical education, for example if you have not studied music formally at Level 3 or had prior access to private music lessons.

The course is built so students will learn and achieve the sufficient musical, industry and study skills. It concentrates on ensuring students develop a foundation level of technique on their chosen principal instrument. The course also provides an introduction to music theory and core performance, rehearsal and study skills.

We believe that the Foundation year will allow students to be fully prepared for our BMus UG course, as they will have achieved the full set of knowledge and practical skills required to study at Level 4.

You will learn:
· An understanding of rudimentary music theory
· Development of natural musicianship
· Essential instrumental and performance skills
· The ability to collaborate
· Key Academic Study Skills
· An understanding of core Industry skill

International/EU Applicants: if you are arriving after the UK has left the EU on January 1st 2021, you will require a visa to study in the UK. Please note that LCCM will not be able to sponsor you for a student visa. To find out more information please visit the following page


Starting with one core module, you then select additional subjects that fit your own musical interests. For instance, as a guitarist, you may choose to focus on performance, or combine guitar with a wider range of other subjects including production or music programming. Core modules (depending on your year) include: Harmony and Theory; Working in the Music Industry; History of Popular Music. Optional modules include: Principal Instrument; Professional Performance; Jazz Performance; Music Programming; Studio and Production; Songwriting; Composing for Media Broadcast; Musical Directing and Arranging.

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