BASCA gratefully acknowledges the support of the institutions below:
Leeds Arts University
Leeds Arts University is one of only a few independent higher education art schools in the UK, teaching art, design, film-making and music courses. We invest heavily in our award winning resources and have won the 'Whatuni' Student Choice Award for Best University Facilities twice in three years (2014 & 2016), and were ranked in the top ten for University of the Year 2017.
The BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance is designed for instrumentalists and vocalists who wish to further develop their musicianship, performance, production and technical skills to a professional level within a highly specialist creative environment. Our music students study in state-of-the-art facilities which include on-site, industry standard rehearsal, recording and performance studios. The course is taught on the same campus as our other undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, providing students with a unique opportunity to experiment and collaborate with fine artists, photographers, fashion designers, animators, filmmakers, graphic designers and creative advertisers. BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance provides advanced training for musicians with a high level of performing ability, preparing them to excel in the contemporary music industry.
Leeds has a lively music scene, with a range of music performance venues across the city. The city has a rich musical heritage which has generated internationally recognised artists. A range of independent recording studios and rehearsal spaces combined with a creative community of professional musicians makes Leeds the perfect place for studying musicians to develop their industry connections.
To find out more visit www.leeds-art.ac.uk
Goldsmiths University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London, has one of the largest university music departments in the UK, and was voted one of the top creative universities in the UK by students (Which? University 2016). Alongside more traditional music and popular music courses, Goldsmiths offers a BMus/BSc with Computing, courses with Psychology and Theatre, and MA Pathways in CCE and Arts Administration. The Music Department has excellent rehearsal and performance facilities, including the Goldsmiths Music Studios, the newly refurbished Deptford Town Hall (with its Steinway Model D) and the Electronic Music Studios. There are professional and student-led recitals, concerts, workshops and other music events taking place every week, with opportunities to perform at Goldsmiths and beyond with most of our classical and chamber events happening in Deptford Town Hall. Students also have the opportunity to perform at our annual music festival PureGold, which celebrates the music created and performed at Goldsmiths.
We encourage an atmosphere of open-minded debate and a commitment to all types of music from classical to world and popular. Ours is a hugely varied department, and former students have equally diverse lives - from classical musicians and Mercury Prize-winning pop stars, to lawyers, academics and administrators.
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Leeds College of Music
Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is the largest music conservatoire in the UK and the only one to offer Further and Higher Education courses in Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Music, Folk Music, Songwriting, Music Production and Music Business. Founded in 1965, LCoM has continued its progressive approach to music education by offering the first European degree in Jazz, UK conservatoire degree in Pop (2005), and the only European conservatoire degree in Music Business (2014). LCoM also runs short courses for adults and children, and a Saturday Music School for children aged 9-17. Technical resources include 7 industry-standard recording studios, 3 mixing rooms, and 6 Apple Mac Labs all of which are on site. LCoM was the first UK conservatoire to hold ‘All-Steinway School’ status and is also an accredited ‘Roland Academy’. Concert and recital performances take place in a state-of-the-art 350-seat concert hall and 120-seat Recital Room, where leading music professionals from across the world deliver workshops and masterclasses for students and internationally-acclaimed artists, as well as conservatoire ensembles and soloists perform as part of the concert season. Leeds College of Music has a growing alumni family across the globe and has established strong links in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and South Korea, and is developing academic relationships in Norway, Sweden and the USA, making Leeds College of Music a globally renowned innovative place to make music. For more information go to
Academy of Contemporary Music
Celebrating 20 years as a world-class music educator, The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has prepared generations of musicians, producers and innovators for sustainable careers in the music.
In late 2015 BASCA and ACM announced 'The BASCA Scholarship' and awarded it to Ivan Proctor- full details about this can be found HERE.
Canterbury Christ Church University
The School of Music and Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University is vibrant and progressive, with outstanding performance venues and teaching at two campuses – Canterbury and Broadstairs. Our exciting courses are designed to help you develop your skills and talents, whilst preparing you for work in the music and the performing arts industries.
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) was co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney and is located in his old school. Our Music degree prepares students to make a living from being who they want to be musically. As well as focusing on music performance, creation and production, students learn about how the music business works.
There are regular opportunities to perform, including weekly gig nights and our annual two-week music festival which we stream online (see this year’s festival HERE – 2ube Xtra).
On top of this, our students get to develop themselves as artists while living in Liverpool - recently named a UNESCO City of Music, one of only ten in the world.
University of Hertfordshire
Supported by international brands such as Sony Music, Ministry of Sound and Universal Music, the University of Hertfordshire equips students with an extensive professional skillset, industry experience and a network of professional contacts.
Just 20 minutes from London by train, the University offers industry standard equipment, from professional mixing desks to a dedicated network to send and receive high quality, real-time audio streams to editing and control rooms on campus.
Through a range of music and management courses, students can carve their career with tutors who have extensive professional experience and the passion and knowledge to help students stand out.
University of Kent
Encouraging the next generation of music creators
Our music programmes offer a range of single and joint honours degree courses and postgraduate and PhD programmes that enable students to flourish in areas such as performance, music technology, composition and musicology. There are full and part time study options, with financial assistance, fee waivers and scholarships available. Our purpose-built facilities and innovative teaching deliver an exceptional learning experience in an internationally recognised Top 20 university, with access to London in less than an hour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Music & Fine Art
University of Kent, The Old Surgery, Chatham Historic Dockyard, ME4 4TZ.
Tel: 01634 888980
Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music is the top place to study music in the UK according to The Guardian’s University League Table (click HERE for details).
Located in the heart of London’s South Kensington the Royal College of Music is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history, contemporary outlook and inspiring location. The RCM trains gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors, composers and other significant leadership roles within the arts.
With around 800 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM is a community of talented and open-minded musicians where creativity, innovation, collaboration and diversity are prized.
British & Irish Modern Music Institute
BIMM, The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, has colleges in six cities where music matters most – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton – and is proud to be the largest provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe.
BIMM offer a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates. Our professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, live sound, music business, music journalism and event management.
Over 5,500 students now have access to a range of amazing opportunities as part of their aligned network of colleges. BIMM students collaborate with some of the finest aspiring musicians and music industry professionals in the world, and are guided by a talented group of top-class tutors; every one of them still active in the contemporary music business; and every one of them working to a syllabus honed and informed by the modern industry.
They offer direct access to regular collaborative experiences, including Masterclasses hosted by internationally renowned guest artists, end-of-term gigs, A&R panels, the annual BIMM album, and ongoing engagement with the industry, including work placements and internships. BIMM students also benefit from being connected to the largest alumni network in the industry, with graduate success stories including The Kooks; singer-songwriters Tom Odell, James Bay and George Ezra; and Ben Thompson, session drummer with Two Door Cinema Club. Between them, BIMM alumni boast Brit, MOBO and Ivor Novello awards, and have scored countless UK Top 10 albums and more than 30 UK Top 40 singles.
To find out more, visit http://www.bimm.co.uk/