Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

BMus (Hons) Music Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

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Course summary

BMus (Hons) Music is a four year full-time undergraduate course. For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/music

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

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Cornet
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flugelhorn
  • Flute
  • Guitar (Classical)
  • Harp
  • Horn (Baritone)
  • Horn (French)
  • Horn (Tenor)
  • Oboe
  • Percussion (Orchestral) & Timpani
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone (Bass)
  • Trombone (Tenor)
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • 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 not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

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.

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 300F
Institution code R59
Campus name Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Audition

Portfolio

Composers are required to submit a portfolio of original work in advance of their interview.


Audition locations

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
Singapore £63 £63
Malaysia £63 £63
China £63 £63
Cardiff RWCMD £63 £68
Video/DVD £63 £63
Hong Kong £63 £63
*Fee not collected by UCAS

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
*Fee not collected by UCAS

Additional information

Please visit our website to view our audition guidance: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/auditions


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
International £20,595 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3ER


Course contact details

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Admissions Team

029 2039 1361