Application closing date: 28 April 2023

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Build your confidence and skills, work with industry professionals and experience a taste of conservatoire education at our Summer Academy.

Students who complete the Summer Academy and go on to successfully apply to an undergraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire will receive a reduction of 8 UCAS tariff points in the UCAS tariff points required for entry*. 

* On successful assessment and completion of the course.


  • Starts:
  • Venue: Leeds Conservatoire
  • Fee: £600 Course Fee (+£275 for Optional Accommodation)
  • Age: Sixth form students starting Year 13 in September 2023 (16-17 Years Old)
  • Study Mode: Summer School

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About the Summer School

  • Develop skills needed for the new digital music industry
  • Discover the creative use of music production software
  • Learn how to mix and master your projects
  • Find out how to improve your application to higher education and prepare a portfolio
  • Hone online networking skills and build contacts with like-minded musicians
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We want to ensure that no one turns down a place on the Summer Academy due to the cost.

We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.

Bursaries and scholarships support young people from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. Black, Asian and ethnic minority students, disabled students and those from low-income households).


If you are applying for a bursary because your total taxable household income is under £50,000, please see the information below. For all other bursary applications, you do not need to complete the form as we will have the information we need from your enrolment application. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Bursary levels for 2023:

  • For families with a total household taxable income below £25,000, we have 3 x fully funded places covering tuition fees, accommodation and travel costs (within the UK) available.

  • For families with a total household taxable income between £25,000 - £50,000, we have partial bursaries and scholarships towards tuition fees available.

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Learning in the Digital Space

Summer Academy students will have access to Leeds Conservatoire's virtual learning environment SPACE giving students access to interactive resources and the ability to upload a mixture of videos and recordings.

All lessons will be delivered in person so students can discuss new topics and concepts with their tutors and peers, as well as having individual time to implement new topics into their own practice. 

SPACE is used as an additional resource that tutors may use in their lessons.


Course pre-requisites

We recommend that students attending this Summer School pathway have a working knowledge of DAW software (e.g Logic Pro X and/or Pro-Tools).

Summer Academy pathways

As well as this Music Production strand, there is another available Summer Academy pathway in Performance. Both strands will run on the same dates of Monday 24  - Friday 28 July 2023.

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