Royal Academy of Music, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Composition at the Academy has an international reputation centred on intensive project-based programmes. All work is rehearsed and recorded in regular workshops with instrumental and vocal students. Many opportunities arise for student compositions to be played by ensembles and orchestras, and commissions are offered to write for a large number of events.
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.
Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-programmes
*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:
At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. For 2021 entry you can audition by video interview [choose Video Interview (Composition) as your audition location] or by attending a live interview in London.
Bachelor of Music with Honours, or APEL equivalent. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement
Candidates selected from the portfolio round are interviewed by the Composition entry panel.
Details and instructions are on https://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/composition/composition-application
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.|
|PTE Academic||51||Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.|
We will accept TOEFL results if the IELTS and PTE Academic tests are unavailable in your country. TOEFL equivalent scores are listed on our website.
English Language requirements are published on our website.
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|
|Video interview (Composition)||£100||£100|
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|London||Not available at this location|
|Video interview (Composition)||Not available at this location|
Please see the information on http://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/composition/composition-application Your uploaded portfolio (deadline 1 October) is assessed by the Composition department entry panel. The upload portal and the portfolio requirements are detailed on www.ram.ac.uk/departments/composition/composition-application. The portfolio assessment is the equivalent of the first-round live performance given by an instrumental or vocal candidate to a panel at the Academy. You will be informed around the beginning of November whether you have been selected for a panel interview. Interviews for candidates selected after their portfolio submission will take place during the main audition period in London in December. For 2021 entry you can audition by video interview [choose Video Interview (Composition) as your audition location] or by attending a live interview in London.
No fee information has been provided for this course
Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following a live interview (in person or by video) during our advertised audition sessions. Composers are assessed for scholarships on the basis of their second-round interview. There is no separate scholarship application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. You can find more details about financial support on http://www.ram.ac.uk/financial-support.