Music colleges

Echo Factory

+44 (0)116 253 5657

68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, UK

BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance Degree

Gain knowledge and real-life experience to launch a lifelong career as a performing musician, songwriter or composer (bass, drums, guitar, vocals and other instruments). Industry-insider tutors will develop your unique talent and passion in the direction you choose. Classes are small with one-to-one tuition and mentoring. Understand the latest production and promotion techniques, how to collaborate and network, and be ready to seize amazing opportunities.

BA (Hons) Music Business Degree

Love music? Learn the business and take your position in the exciting and ever-evolving world of music.  Gain the insight, attitude and skills to successfully launch and develop global acts. Collaborate with artists and industry professionals, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Study where music comes from, how it’s created, its evolution and its cultural impact.  If you want to study business and excel in the creative industries, you will learn the strategies and market intelligence to succeed.

Industry Connections

  • Echo Factory students have access to key decision makers within the music industry. 

Industry Placements & Projects

  • Industry experience isn’t about getting placements at a major label where you merely make cups of coffee for two weeks! Industry placements and projects with established professionals are a core part of our degree courses and with Echo Factory, you will gain access to the industry from your very first year.
  • We work closely with key players in the global music and creative industries to offer work placements as well as practical projects that support learning.

Music Industry eXchange (MI-X)

  • We offer pro sessions and networking events that put you in direct contact with some of the biggest names in the industry. These events are hugely beneficial for anyone breaking in to the industry whether you’re a musician, singer, producer, song writer or entrepreneur.

Echo Factory Label

  • All students at Echo Factory work on our in-house label. The Music Business students effectively run the label with the assistance of our industry professional tutors, whilst the performance students have the opportunity to release singles, EP’s and albums.

Showcase Events

  • Echo Factory hosts regular showcase events that feature both student bands and local artists. We invite industry representatives to these events to aide your exposure.

East Midlands

Study for your Music university degree at Echo Factory

We offer degree courses covering Music Performance, Business and Production to empower you with the skills, knowledge and experience for long-lasting success in the music industry.
Our approach is personal. Our outlook is global. Our ethos is inclusive. Be part of a music school like no other.


The Echo Factory ethos

  • Echo Factory offers you the highest level of professional music training and 360 degree knowledge of the music industry: Music, Performance and Business.
  • Our courses are uniquely industry-focused and flexible, empowering you to develop your passion and talent in whichever direction you choose.

We focus on individual talents and develop your distinctive creativity. 

  • Learn how to make a success out of what you love most! Our teaching takes place in the real world, enabling you to launch a successful career in the music industry.
  • It’s learning at its most vibrant, creative and professional.  Unlike any other, Echo Factory looks, feels and sounds like a music school should.

We give you one-to-one tuition, mentoring and guidance from our tutors, who are all music industry professionals.  

  • With fully accessible facilities, our newly refurbished building houses our own live venue, record label, recording studio, band practice facilities, cutting edge business hub, music classrooms, lecture theatre, café and chill out zone.

Our outlook is global, our ethos is inclusive.

  • Come and experience the buzz and excitement of Echo Factory! Echo Factory is an innovative music school at the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter – one of the UK’s fastest growing centres for creative businesses and new technology.
  • With its multicultural influences and burgeoning music scene it’s the place to study, collaborate, experiment and develop.

You will value that we are personable, bespoke, inspirational and…real value for money!

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Tileyard Education

Tileyard studios, Tileyard Road, London, UK

London

Tileyard is the largest professional music community in Europe and is home to 82 professional recording studios and more than 120 music and entertainment businesses including Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, The Prodigy, John Newman, Chase and Status, Maverick, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Sound Advice, Spitfire Audio, Tileyard Music, PLATOON and many more. 

Tileyard Education is the latest addition to the group and has launched a post-graduate and professional training facility housing a world-class recording studio, tech lab, production songwriting rooms and a lecture space.

‘Studying at Tileyard you’ll be surrounded by dozens of real-world creative music projects and people. The campus is buzzing with more than 1200 professionals so if you want to connect to what’s really happening in the music industry you can’t find a better place!’ – Michael Harwood, Partner, Tileyard Music


The Tileyard Education ethos

The Tileyard Education ethos, in a word, is Community.

Since 2010 a creative community has formed organically at Tileyard through the mindful curation of Nick Keynes, Managing Director, Tileyard Studios. Producers, artists and songwriters formed the first cohort and within a few years a dozen recording studios had been built and leased. An astonishing achievement on its own given the supposed downturn in the fortunes of the music industry.

But the community continued to grow. More studios were built and support businesses started to see the benefit of being close to the talent so labels, publishers, managers, agents, PR and marketing services began to take root.

Then the new technology companies arrived. Music and media platforms, apps, data management and marketing machines. In 2017 Tileyard continues to grow with the launch of Tileyard Education, new buildings coming online, more studios being built and exciting new sites being considered in other parts of the UK and around the world.

In this community coffees and conversations turn into partnerships and collaborations which turn into new songs, new recordings, new business and new friendships. People help each other out with equipment, experience, space and contacts. People rope each other into projects wherever possible. People are Tileyard and Tileyard is Community at work.

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ICMP

+44 (0)20 7328 0222

Foundation House, 1A Dyne Rd, London NW6 7XG, United Kingdom

London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, they have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.

ICMP pride themselves on the continuing success of their alumni – within 6 months of graduating, over 90% of graduates are in employment or further education; around two-thirds are engaged in music-related jobs or study; and the average salary of ICMP graduates is almost 12% above that for arts graduates. Key to their philosophy is the understanding that every student is unique. They focus on the needs and potential of individual students, ensuring that the music education they provide is tailored and personalised, offering the best chance of success in the very competitive and challenging environment of the music industry.
Previous students and graduates include:

  • Denai Moore
  • Foxes
  • Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
  • Daughter
  • Matt Maltese
  • Luke Patterson (Clean Bandit)
  • Andrew Davie (Bear’s Den)
  • Truly Ford

Current tutors include:

  • Imaani Saleem
  • Bill Laurance
  • Audrey Riley
  • Maurizio Malagnini
  • Leddra Chapman
  • Xantone Blacq
  • Gabor Dornyei

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MUSIC-ED

London College of Creative Media (LCCM)

+44 (0)20 7378 7458

50-52 Union Street, London SE1 1TD, United Kingdom

London

The UK’s only independent higher education college specialising in popular music, professional writing, digital product development and creative entrepreneurship, LCCM offers industry-led full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as evening, weekend and summer courses.

Established in 2002, the centre attracts talented students who are serious about developing future careers in the music, media and wider creative industries.

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