Study Guitar at LMA

The BA (Hons) degree in Music Performance and Industry (Guitar) at LMA is designed to cultivate and develop you into the artist and performer you want to be, whether that be lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar or a combination of all!

LMA will develop musicianship skills in guitar and prepare 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 guitar.

If you are a guitarist and want to tour the world, play on successful albums or work with international music producers then this course is the first step to make that happen!


Year 1

Toolkit for Success


Band Performance Skills 

Solo Performance Skills (Assessment on guitar)

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 guitar)

Working as a Session Musician (Assessment on guitar)

Advanced Performance Studies


Year 3

Your Promotional Portfolio

Performance Showcase (Assessment on guitar)

Innovative Performance

Industry Investigation

Major Performance (Assessment on guitar)


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