About the course
Are you a practising instrumentalist or vocalist? This popular music performance degree is designed to meet your practical, academic and professional needs. We welcome students from all genres of music and alongside your university studies you will be invited to join London College of Music (LCM) master classes and industry events.This Masters will enable you to explore areas of interest in greater depth, develop new skills and, in all probability, open up some new avenues of investigation, both musical and academic.You will learn from our highly experienced teaching staff, whose expertise includes ensemble direction for film, theatre and live performance, and recording and performance in a variety of music genres.Course detailWe have designed this popular music degree to reflect your needs as a professional artist. While some modules focus on practice and others on theory and research, you will notice more overlap as your studies progress.Your practical modules will include extensive ensemble work and individual instrumental tuition. Academic modules will include research methods and critical perspectives, which will prepare you to devise and execute a final practice-based research project. You will also take an option module, where you may choose between studio recording, music pedagogy and songwriting.The third trimester is dedicated to your final project, which will conclude your course.Our tutors are active research academics and/or professional musicians of the highest standard. They will use a variety of teaching methods, including one-to-one tuition, ensemble work, lectures, workshops and practical sessions.Study & career progressionOnce you graduate you could go on to work as a:We have a growing research community and you may want to take your studies further with a PhD.
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Masters Degree
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GBP 16,275
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1 Year
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2 Years
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Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee ent
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, Duration 1 Year Course fee AUD 13,750
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City Open Now Campus Ealing Campus
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University of West London

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The University of West London is a public research university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in Greater London, as well as in Reading, Berkshire. The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1992, it became a university and 18 years later it was renamed the University of West London.
The University of West London is ranked as the top modern university in London, 8th modern university in the UK and ranked as the 50th university nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2019. 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
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Ealing Campus - University of West London

University of West London St Marys Road Ealing London W5 5RF

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The Ealing site has undergone a £50 million transformation including a refurbished Students’ Union, music studios, an auditorium, and the Paul Hamlyn library. The Library provides an extensive range of books, journals and digital resources, PC and Mac workstations and a variety of study spaces.