Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

Undergraduate Gap Year

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Course summary

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This course is for you if you are about to complete your secondary school (High School) studies and either wish to spend a year at the Academy before taking up a full-time undergraduate programme of study at another institution, or if you would like to receive Academy training but do not require a full programme of study that leads to a degree. Gap year students are considered as fully-enrolled members of the Academy’s student body, and have equal access to the Academy’s resources (library, computers, practice rooms etc). The course principles are: • To enable students to benefit from one year of conservatoire education • To provide a tailor-made course of study according to the strengths and needs of each individual student • To offer the same performance opportunities provided for degree students (with the approval of the Academic Tutor and Head of Programme) • To offer appropriate academic subjects in consultation with the Academic Tutor and Head of Programme • To assess practical and/or academic progress by examination • To provide a transcript of studies showing completed modules (but no degree or other award)

Course details

Principal study options

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:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

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.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Accordion
  • Any Musical Instrument (Jazz)
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Clarinet (Jazz)

Assessment method

Please see the information published on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/programmes-of-study/undergraduate-programmes/oneyear-programmes


How to apply

This course is closed for the 2021 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2022 courses.

*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.

Application codes

Course code:
102F
Institution code:
R53
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Organ Foundation course is available to candidates who hold a valid UK passport; it is not currently an eligible course for gaining a UK study visa. Details for candidates with other nationalities will be published on www.ram.ac.uk when the UK government has confirmed the new Immigration Rules, which are expected on 1 January 2021.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5
PTE Academic51

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:

https://www.ram.ac.uk/english-language-requirements


Assessment locations

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.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
London£100£100
Video Recording: Upload£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location
Video Recording: UploadNot available at this location

Additional information

The audition requirements are the same as for BMus entry. For 2021 entry you can audition by video recording or by attending a live audition in London. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to apply for a video audition.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on www.ram.ac.uk/fees

Sponsorship information

This course is not eligible for UK Student Finance or Academy scholarships/bursaries.

Provider information

Visit our website

Royal Academy of Music, University of London
Marylebone Road
Westminster
NW1 5HT


Course contact details

Visit our course page
Enquiries

020 7873 7393

Accordion Administrator

020 7873 7380

Brass Administrator

020 7873 7320

Composition Administrator

020 7873 7379

Guitar Administrator

020 7873 7380

Harp Administrator

020 7873 7380

Historical Performance

020 7873 7379

Jazz Administrator

020 7873 7379

020 7873 7374

Piano Administrator

020 7873 7405

Strings Administrator

020 7873 7395

Timpani and Percussion Administrator

020 7873 7320

Vocal Administrator

020 7873 7444

Woodwind Administrator

020 7873 7320

Organ Administrator

020 7873 7390

Undergraduate Gap Year at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS