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Leeds Conservatoire

Music (Production with Jazz)

UCAS Code: 3Q9X

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C / Grade 4 or above or equivalent international qualification, e.g. IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each component).

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Music

Music production

Develop your skill set in more than one subject area and study with a wider range of expert staff on this Music Production with Jazz course at Leeds Conservatoire. You’ll take your Specialist Study modules in Production and your Specialist Group Study modules in Jazz.

This course will give students the skills to become sophisticated music producers, with performance experience in jazz ensembles. Combining small group tuition and one-to-one final year tuition/mentoring, small-ensemble work and seminars, this course will underpin students’ composition skills with the technical know-how necessary to compete in a fast-moving music industry. Students will enhance their understanding of production practices within a studio environment alongside issues of style and repertoire from a jazz ensemble perspective.

Leeds Conservatoire's jazz degree was the first in the UK, and over the last 50 years we've become a leading authority in jazz across the UK and Europe. Our highly collaborative curriculum will shape you into a forward-thinking, creative artist grounded in the tradition but with a hunger to take music to new dimensions.

Modules

The programme has strands in Specialist Study, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Specialist Study. Specialist Study is split so that one to one study is studied on the Production pathway and group study is studied on the Jazz pathway.

Year 1 (Level 4)
Compulsory modules:
Specialist Study Music Production 1 – Production pathway
Specialist Group Study 1 – Jazz pathway
Contextual Studies 1 – Production pathway
Professional Studies 1: Working in the Creative Industries
Creative Project

Year 2 (Level 5)
Compulsory modules:
Specialist Study Music Production 2 – Production pathway
Specialist Group Study 2 – Jazz pathway
Contextual Studies 2 – Production pathway

Contextual Studies 2 optional modules, one of:
Arranging and Orchestration
Collaborative Composition
Entrepreneurship
Music and Ideology
Music for the Moving Image
Musical Direction
Performance with Electronics
Songwriting

Professional Studies 2 optional modules, one of:
Artistic Management
Business Start-up
Concerts and Touring
Instrumental Music Tuition
Self-Promotion and Music Marketing
Structure and Functions of the Film Music Industry
Working with Music in the Community

Year 3 (Level 6)
Compulsory modules:
Specialist Study Music Production 3 – Production pathway
Final Project – Jazz pathway

Students select either a Group/Ensemble Performance Project, a Practice in Context Research Project or Musical Direction/Conducting for their Final Project module.

Contextual Studies 3 optional modules, one of:
Composed Theatre
Composition and Production for Film and Television
Computer-Based Composition
Electroacoustic Composition
Emerging Music Models
Extended Improvisation
Intercultural Music
Software Environments – Performance and Sound Creation

Professional Studies 3 optional modules, one of:
Business Leadership and Ethics
Community Music Project
Film Music – Aesthetics and Narrative Function
Live Music Management
Music Journalism

Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:
https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/undergraduate-courses/ba-hons-music-production-with-jazz/

Assessment methods

This combined study is assessed in a variety of ways to reflect the diversity of creative and professional practice. Assessment methods include musical portfolios, recordings, technical tests/performances, presentations or written work. The exact nature of assessments will depend on the Contextual Studies and Professional Studies module options chosen at Level 5 and Level 6, as well as the choice of project for the Final Project module at Level 6. Formal assessments tend to take place at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Conservatoire

Department:

School of Pop and Production

TEF rating:
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What students say


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76%
med
Music
76%
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Music production

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Music

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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