BMus (Hons) Music is a four year full-time undergraduate course. For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/music
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:
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.
- Double Bass
- Guitar (Classical)
- Horn (Baritone)
- Horn (French)
- Horn (Tenor)
- Percussion (Orchestral) & Timpani
- Trombone (Bass)
- Trombone (Tenor)
- Voice (Alto)
- Voice (Baritone)
- Voice (Bass)
- Voice (Bass-Baritone)
- Voice (Contralto)
- Voice (Counter-Tenor)
- Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Voice (Soprano)
- Voice (Tenor)
How to apply
This course is closed for the 2019 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2020 courses.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
1 October*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain audition locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an IELTS English language qualification. IELTS is the only English language qualification recognised by UK Visas & Immigration. The IELTS test you will need to sit is the IELTS Academic for UKVI and this test must be taken at an Approved Test Centre. For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/international_students/english_language_requirements.aspx
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Entry to the BMus (Hons) Music course is by audition for vocalists and instrumentalists, and by interview for composers.
As a guide to the minimum standard required for entry, we expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate musical ability equivalent to that required to gain a Distinction at ABRSM Grade VIII.
Composers are required to submit examples of their creative work to discuss at interview.
Candidates who are successful at audition/interview are usually expected to gain at least two A-Levels including Music or an equivalent level 3 qualification prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications.
ABRSM music theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to an A-Level in Music. In any case, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/auditions, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.
Additional entry requirements
Composers are required to submit a portfolio of original work in advance of their interview.
In the event of a successful audition, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.
Remote audition recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an audition in person.
Single specialism audition
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|UKEC China||No fee charged|
|USA New York||£63||£63|
Joint principal specialism audition
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|UKEC China||Not available at this location|
|USA New York||Not available at this location|
|Singapore||Not available at this location|
|Malaysia||Not available at this location|
|China||Not available at this location|
|Cardiff RWCMD||Not available at this location|
|Video/DVD||Not available at this location|
|Hong Kong||Not available at this location|
Please visit our website to view our audition guidance: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/auditions
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|