London College of Music Examinations
LCME is a diverse and forward thinking community of learners, teachers, examiners, representatives and leading experts in their fields. Our qualifications in creative arts are offered at exam centres worldwide and are unique in the graded exam sector in being awarded by a university.
Since the college’s founding in 1887 we have welcomed all those who share our passion for music and drama, inspiring generations of students worldwide to become performers, composers, teachers and informed listeners.
We offer qualifications in contemporary and classical music, drama, communication, spoken English, early learning and creative media. Our qualifications range from introductory exams for beginners, through graded exams and diplomas in performance and teaching.
The college was founded on the principle of offering music education to all who wish to learn. From the beginning the courses offered were open to all ages and backgrounds, regardless of gender — an emphasis on accessibility which was unique in comparison with the other music colleges of the time. This ethos continues to inspire us as we continue to lead the way in developing exam provision which is relevant to today’s global world.