- Accordion (classical)
- Double Bass
The BMus Programme is a 4 year full-time programme for performers of outstanding potential. It is practical in focus and vocational in purpose. Its structure and content are flexibly designed allowing you to develop the full range of your abilities and pursue musical interests and aspirations to a high level, with a view to postgraduate study or professional employment as performers, teachers, or other portfolio careers in the music profession. Year 1 of the programme has a common structure for all students, designed to ensure you develop a secure theoretical grounding on which to base your practice, whilst consolidating and enhancing your performing and study skills. In Years II, III and IV an increasing range of practical, creative and contextual modules are offered as electives, along with option modules from other programmes both in the School of Music and School of Dance, Drama, Production and Film. These help to create a flexible structure which is designed to promote individual achievement. Choosing to study music in Glasgow means you will be part of the UK’s largest music economy, outside of London. Glasgow is home to the national companies including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal National Scottish Orchestra and Scottish Ensemble. We have partnerships with all of these organisations and our students benefit from playing opportunities, internships and masterclasses with our professional neighbours. **Please note the following: The international deadline for keyboard students is the 2nd October 2023. The international deadline for all other instruments the is the 1st December 2023, We would encourage all applicants to apply by the 2nd October 2023 to be guaranteed consideration for the first round of scholarship**
During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:
Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.
For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.
More information about what the course entails can be found on our website: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/courses/bmus-with-honours/
*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applications for direct entry beyond Year 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with the Royal Conservatoire’s Recognition of Prior (Experiential) Learning policy. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 60 different nationalities and add a rich diversity to the Conservatoire.
Please refer to our Guide for Applicants for what to prepare for audition - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/studyhere/how-to-apply/music/
A strong indication of potential is sought at the entrance audition for this programme. Successful applicants will normally be of a standard at least equivalent to Grade 8 with Distinction of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in their Principal Study. You can apply and audition without having obtained Grade 8 with distinction, however as an indication only, applicants are normally expected to have reached this standard in their performance.
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Applicants who first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 in each component (with no component below 5.5) is required.|
In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.
Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Recording||Not available at this location|
|RCS||Not available at this location|
|Singapore||Not available at this location|
We will continue to offer recording submissions to international applicants and those who are unable to attend in-person auditions due to exceptional circumstances. For the best audition experience, we would encourage all UK applicants to attend in person. For more information on what to prepare for the audition, please see our website - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/courses/bmus-with-honours/.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
The Royal Conservatoire is able to offer a number of entrance scholarships which are awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit and financial need. Please see our website for more information - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/apply/finance/scholarships/