London College of Music


The Performance Department is a friendly, vibrant place to come and study and we aim to expose our students to as wide a breadth of experiences and styles as possible.
We also strongly believe your learning experience here and career outside should be taking shape at the same time which is why networking, work-based learning and workplace skills are things we emphasise.
The specialist BMus in Performance highlights our belief that whilst composers need players and singers to inspire and work with them, performers need high class individual tuition, ensemble playing opportunities and high quality contemporary work to perform.

Undergraduate courses

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BMus (Hons) Music Performance (also available with Foundation Year)

This specialist course involves individual lessons on a main instrumental or vocal study principally in classical or jazz. Students may also study music theatre or contemporary styles. You can specialise in particular areas, but the course also helps you to develop flexible musicianship skills and affords the opportunity to explore new styles and techniques. Teaching and learning is very practical and includes masterclasses, tutorials, lectures and a wide range of ensemble work.

The course also includes supporting study of music history and analysis as well as music management.

We will accept a Grade 8 pass in lieu of an audition for the BMus in more.

BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Recording (also available with Foundation Year)

This course is designed for anyone wanting to progress in the music industry as a recording artist. It is aimed at the performer who wishes to develop their skills as an artist, through a range of different activities. You will have personal vocal / instrumental tuition throughout the duration of your course and there are regular pop performance workshops together with multiple opportunities to perform live both here in our excellent on-site facilities and in respected venues across London. You will also develop your skills as a writer, arranger, composer and producer, working in our state-of-the-art recording studios and music computer suites. There is also tuition in music management, publishing, PR and promo, tour logistics, together with the option of learning how to teach. The range of skills you will learn and develop will greatly enhance your employability within your chosen career.

BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Music Management

This course gives you the opportunity to network with other students and industry professionals, and the skills to manage your own career in the music industry. Our highly experienced members of staff will work with you to enhance your ability and confidence on your chosen instrument, while providing an in-depth knowledge of the mechanics, marketing, promotion and psychology of performance. This is excellent preparation for a successful music career. The course also helps you develop flexible musicianship skills and offers the chance to explore new styles and techniques. Teaching and learning is very practical, and includes masterclasses, tutorials, lectures and a wide range of ensemble work.

BMus (Hons) Music Performance with Technology (also available with Foundation Year)

This course gives you the technical knowledge to record, capture and produce music, while our specialist staff will help you develop advanced skills on your chosen instrument. At the same time, you develop your understanding of contemporary sound, including pre and post-production, plus all the essential theory and techniques required to collaborate, record and network with students from disciplines across our community of study.

BA (Hons) Music Technology with Performance 

This course will provide a solid preparation for a choice of musical careers, including composing for TV, radio, films and games, theatre and musical shows, composing library music, specially commissioned works, arranging and orchestrating recordings, teaching and composing your own works.

We offer an innovative, exciting and challenging programme of study that allows students to acquire and develop the range of skills necessary to succeed in the industry.

BA (Hons) Music Technology with Popular Music Performance 

The Music Technology major allows students to acquire and develop skills that are appropriate to current sound and music pre- and post-production practices, by engaging in the creative application of music technology from a theoretically informed and technically accomplished base.

The Pop Music Performance minor consists of performance modules, which, in your first year, allow you individual tuition on your chosen first instrument (guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals or bass).

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Postgraduate courses

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.

You can also benefit from LCM's weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the Camerata, Big Band and Chorus

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