Popular Music Performance (Hons), Bachelor | Leeds Arts University | Leeds, United Kingdom
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Popular Music Performance (Hons)

36 months
16000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this Popular Music Performance (Hons) course at  Leeds Arts University we see no boundaries between performance, production and composition. We look for creative and versatile musicians who wish to develop their performance, production and technical skills to a professional level in order to prepare for a career in the contemporary music industries.


We recruit musicians to the following principal studies: Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Kit.

Key facts:

In this Popular Music Performance (Hons) course at  Leeds Arts University  you will study in an artistic environment that offers collaborative opportunities with students across a range of creative disciplines, and have access to our bespoke music facilities. These include: a dedicated 24-track analogue/digital recording studio with ProTools integration and motorised Solid State Logic AWS924 desk; fully-integrated studio and live/ensemble rooms; auditorium with full live PA, lighting rig and video integration; sound-proofed instrumental teaching rooms; backline, microphones and effects processors plus access to our Mac suites.

Performance, production and composition are integral to our approach whilst providing you with a clear understanding of the business of music and the structure of the music industries. Our experienced tutors and visiting industry professionals will support and stimulate the development of technical skills necessary to thrive as a working musician in the 21st century creative world. On graduation, successful BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance students will have the choice of a wide range of career options.

Graduates of the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance will be ready to pursue careers as artists, musical directors, and session, touring and theatrical musicians as well as arrangers, composers and producers.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Popular Music, the Stage and Studio
  • Engaging the Audience
  • The Business of Music
  • Popular Music, Meaning and Media
  • Popular Music, Negotiated Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    - A portfolio of relevant practical work, demonstrating your ability and enthusiasm for the course you’re applying for.
    - You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.


Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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