The Best UK Music Colleges To Study At
If you have a love of music, chances are it’s more than just entertainment for you. For those who have a real passion for music and are interested in anything from performing, composing, producing, or even music management, you’ll want to find somewhere to study that will give you the best possible education to further your skills, deepen your passion, and even kickstart your career in music.
Here in the UK we have some incredble music colleges, so luckily for you you have plenty of choice! We thought we’d run through a list of some of the best for you.
For those based in or wishing to relocate to the Big Smoke, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance could be the college for you. They have been providing music degrees and courses for longer than any of the other UK music schools, which means they certainly have a wealth of experience to pass on to their students.
Their aim is the prepare those wishing to work with music for a successful rewarding career in the music industry, and can happily boast that 94% of ICMP students are in employment or further education within 6 months of graduating, earning more than most UK music students.
The opportunitites to learn and grow are also not to be sniffed at. They take a personalised approach in order to really get to know you individually, and the facilities and equipment is all available to use for your personal practice every day of the week for free.
BIMM alumni include James Bay, George Ezra, Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) and The Kooks, so it’s safe to say that they have plenty of experience when it comes to setting people up for success in the music industry.
BIMM is Europe’s largest music college, and they have colleges in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, Dublin, Berlin and Hamburg. You’ll leave BIMM with plenty of skills, experience, and industry contacts to boot, having been guided by very experienced tutors who really know what it takes to kickstart your dream music career.
Leeds College of Music is another great college that offers amazing musical tuition to those in the north of England. With tutors with plenty of industry experience and world class facilities, it’s the perfect place to study. Whether you want to hone your skills at your chosen instrument or learn more about the music business, there is a course for you, and you’ll be learning in a supportive environment.
You can even take a look at how LCM alumni have got on after finishing their studies as they have many case studies of how former students are getting on in their musical careers after graduating. From writing music for the Olympic Games to hitting the road with Submotion Orchestra, LCM grads are up to some exciting things!
So, if you have dreams of turning your music into more than just a hobby and gaining valuable experience and knowledge to help you make a career out of it, we hope this has given you a few ideas about where you might like to study!