Study Drums at LMA

The BA (Hons) degree in Music Performance and Industry (Drums) at LMA is designed to cultivate and develop you into the artist and performer you want to be!

LMA will develop musicianship skills in drums and prepare our students you for work in the music industry across a variety of platforms whether that be part of a band, a solo performer, a songwriter or a session musician. All of this is underpinned by theory and academic study, along with developing your skills and technique in drums.

If you play drums want to work in the best recording studios in the world, play drums on the world stage and play on internationally renowned albums then this course is the first step to make that happen!


Year 1

Toolkit for Success


Band Performance Skills 

Solo Performance Skills (Assessment on drums)

Music Technology

Performance Studies


Year 2

Understanding the Music Industry

Composition and Advanced Songwriting Writing

Writing, Recording and Performing as a Band 

Advanced Solo Performance (Assessment on drums)

Working as a Session Musician (Assessment on drums)

Advanced Performance Studies


Year 3

Your Promotional Portfolio

Industry Showcase (Assessment on drums)

Innovative Performance 

Industry Investigation

Major Performance (Assessment on drums)


Entry Requirements 64 UCAS Points – All offers are subject to an interview and audition.


  • Course subject to approval


UCAS code W315
Awarded by Staffordshire University
Duration – 3 Years
Location – Study at our Liverpool or London campuses
Fee – New Entrants, Full Time. Home and EU students: £8500 per year of study