We've changed our name to Echo Factory. Our new name better reflects what we do and what we offer.

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Now accepting 2016 applications for:

BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance (read more)
BA (Hons) Music Business (read more)


The BCME - A Unique Learning Approach

BCME is not about offering generic courses. We understand that our students want and need choice.

Students need to create with their chosen education provider a course that really resonates with them. Our courses are designed to bring out their best and prepare them for a career in an ever evolving industry. Like our approach? - Read More

Studying at BCME

We ensure that you develop as an individual. We give you the confidence, information and thought processes to become a leader of the global music industry. At BCME we believe that by arming our students with the right information, training and skills they will be able to make an informed choice about their next steps and how to earn the living they want from the industry they love; and as we all know and recognise, with choice comes opportunity and success! Studying at a music college in Leicester puts you at the heart of the UK, you'll also cover many different genres including rock, pop, funk, jazz, metal, blues and world music . Our approach to student learning is highly bespoke and our courses are as unique as our students. Everything we do is aimed firmly at preparing our students to take their place on the global music and arts industry. READ MORE

Our Courses

Whether you aim to become a professional musician, producer, composer, manager, promoter, or haven’t decided yet, we have a course for you. With courses including flexible part-time, intensive 6 month, 3 year degrees and Continuing Professional Development courses we cater for everyone from hobbyists to industry professionals to music teachers. Check the 'Our Courses' section for more information.

Be part of a music revolution in the heart of the UK

Be part of the music revolution in the heart of the UK

The British Centre for Music & Enterprise (BCME) is a state-of-the-art facility created with the sole aim of providing world-class and innovative education in global contemporary music and the music business; all this whilst simultaneously preparing students for the real nature of the music industry and giving them the opportunity to launch their career and / or their own music business.

If you are passionate about music, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the music business then you have found the right place!

Welcome to BCME where we provide full and holistic training and development to anyone wishing to be involved in any aspect of the global music and related arts industries.

What the professionals say about us...

Leicester’s rich history both as a centre for higher education and for music-making now adds a new educational establishment that combines the two. The BCME promises a world-class education that will optimally prepare and equip its graduates for successful careers in the music industry.

Offering a pre-eminent faculty and state-of the art facilities, the BCME is attracting students from not only across the country but from across the globe.

Colin Schofield - Global Music Industry Executive

BCME not only provides excellent training in the art and craft, but fully equips the students with the skills to succeed in the business of the music market.

After having been an international musician for two and a half decades and having seen the challenges that young musicians face, I can honestly say that BCME is the one institution of music that integrates the skill sets of art and business in their pathways, and does not keep them separate, all the while respecting both aspects equally.

Amit Chatterjee, World Renown Master Guitarist & Sitarist

Ready to take your next step into the music business?

Located in the Cultural Quarter in Leicester we feel proud to make our home in a city that is at the multi-cultural heart of Britain, celebrating cultural influences from across the globe, making Leicester a truly inclusive and dynamic city in which to live, love and learn.

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