- Bassoon (Historical Performance)
- Cello (Historical Performance)
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)
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 published on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-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.
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:
The Gap Year course is not an eligible course for a UK Student Route visa. You will need UK immigration permission which allows you to study, unless you have a UK passport or EU Settled/Pre-Settled status. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about your visa status. https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. The application deadline for London auditions or video auditions is 2 October 2023. The application deadline for our New York audition centre is 8 January 2024.
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Minimum scores of 5.5 for each section of the test.|
|PTE Academic||59||Minimum scores of 59 for each section of the test.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||Minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.|
We accept IELTS Online, TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition. PTE Academic, PTE Academic Online and Cambridge C1 Advanced.
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 Recording: Upload||£100||£100|
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|Video Recording: Upload||Not available at this location|
|New York||Not available at this location|
|London||Not available at this location|
The Entry Point for this course is Year 1. For details about how to prepare a video audition, please see the Audition Requirements section for your Department on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
No fee information has been provided for this course
This course is not eligible for UK Student Finance or Academy entrance scholarships.
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