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Leeds Conservatoire

Leeds Conservatoire is a leading progressive conservatoire. It is renowned for providing a hub for high-quality musical and performing arts activity. It is a member of Conservatoires UK as the newest and largest British conservatoire. The conservatoire has around 1,500 full-time HE students. Courses at the conservatoire include:


  • Acting
  • Actor Musician
  • Classical
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Film
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Music Business
  • Music Production
  • Musical Theatre
  • Popular Music
  • Songwriting


  • Music
  • Dramaturgy
  • Musical Direction
  • Musical Theatre

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at Leeds Conservatoire

Technology Enhanced Learning is underpinned by pedagogical need and the conservatoire’s learning and teaching strategy. The conservatoire’s course offerings provide springboards into leading roles in creative arts professions. Students study with top practitioners and work in professional and semi-professional contexts, as part of their courses, through the conservatoire’s extensive industry and community partnerships.

The specialist nature of the courses offered at Leeds Conservatoire has encouraged the development of a wide range of technology enhanced learning initiatives and projects including:

  • Lecture capture and streaming
  • Online and interactive learning objects
  • Augmented reality
  • 360 video
  • Community of inquiry
  • ePortfolio assessment practices
  • Flipped and blended learning
  • Digital accessibility
  • Assignment feedback developments

Conservatoire TEL systems

Leeds Conservatoire utilises the following integrated systems to enhance and support learning and teaching with technology:

  • Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Mahara ePortfolio
  • Panopto
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft 365
  • WordPress
  • Planet eStream

All assessments to be managed electronically through these systems and integration with the student records system. Technology is used to ensure the learning outcomes of a module can be demonstrated fully, whether via ePortfolio, video evidence, written assessment or audio recordings. EMA has also enabled the use of audio or video feedback in relevant disciplines. The conservatoire has been shortlisted for the 2016 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Management and Administration for this system.

Find out more about Leeds Conservatoire through its website.



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