Leeds College of Music is at the centre of the thriving Leeds music scene in a city tightly packed with music venues, from small intimate bars to major touring venues. The Popular Music programme thrives off this scene and any night of the week LCoM students can be found all over the city performing and earning their place in its energised, diverse, and pioneering music culture. The Popular Music faculty is first class, highly experienced, and reflect the diverse background and tastes of our Popular Music students. They work together to help you find your creative voice and develop as a unique, driven, and professional popular musician. In addition to your classes, we invite world class industry experts to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience with you in weekly masterclasses, workshops, and performances. Your learning is shaped through one-to-one tuition, band work, lectures and seminars. This very practical course supports your development into a highly skilled specialist performer. Focus is placed on developing technical proficiency and artistry, as well as enhancing compositional, musicological and critical listening skills. Additional business focused modules are embedded throughout the programme, enabling students to forge a successful and sustainable career in a highly competitive field. Additional business focused modules are embedded throughout the programme, alongside tuition in the minor Production pathway using industry standard production software.