Leeds College of Music

Based in a city with an already diverse music scene, Leeds College of Music provides industry-relevant education to more than 1900 students. Its degree courses cover all genres, including classical, jazz, popular and film music, as well as music production and songwriting.

The college has a history of more than 50 years, opening in 1965 as Leeds Music Centre. In 1993, Leeds College of Music launched the first Jazz degree in Europe, and in 2004 it became the first conservatoire in the UK to offer degrees in Popular Music, Music Production and, later, Music Business.

Industry-standard recording and mixing studios are available to students until 3am, and the college has more than 100 iMac workstations for audio editing and production work. LCM regularly hosts concerts, recitals, masterclasses and talks from industry professionals, with a 350-seat auditorium housing two Steinway Model D concert grand pianos, and a 120-seat recital room, forming two excellent performance spaces.