The MMus/PGDip Creative Musician at Leeds College of Music offers you the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers, producers and songwriters as you develop your skills as a professional-level musician.

Meet the team

Here are just a few of our Postgraduate teaching staff. See the People page for a full list.

  • Professor Andrew West

    • Head of Postgraduate Studies
    • Prolific singer, songwriter & guitarist
    • Designed world's first songwriting MA

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  • Dr Jacob Thompson-Bell

    • Composer, sound artist, producer
    • Commissioned by London Sinfonietta &
      London Symphony Orchestra
    • Residencies at Somerset House &
      LSO St Luke's

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  • Jack Harbord

    • Senior Lecturer on Mmus Course
    • Musicologist specialising in racial
      representation and posthumous practice
    • Performer, songwriter, producer

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  • Ben Cottrell

    • A composer, bandleader and saxophonist.
    • Worked with Laura Mvula, Esperanza Spalding, Goldie and
      Everything Everything.
    • Manages rising independent label
       Efpi Records.

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  • Dr Matthew Bourne

    • Principal Lecturer in Piano
    • His album, Montauk Variations (2012),
      has been widely acclaimed
    • Currently working on projects for
      The Leaf Label.

    See full profile

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If you want to know more about our Postgraduate courses email us at or call
+44 (0)113 222 3416

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