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For many years, the Academy has produced the most outstanding array of exciting, versatile, creative and employable musicians to emerge on to the jazz scene. We offer a supportive environment in which to learn and experiment with this extremely broad art form. We encourage our students to find their own creative voice and equip them with the skills needed to enable them to pursue a future as working jazz musicians. The Academy jazz course benefits from small numbers, enabling students to receive a personalised education and close support throughout their studies.
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.
- Any Musical Instrument (Jazz)
- Clarinet (Jazz)
- Double Bass (Jazz)
- Electric bass (jazz)
- Flute (Jazz)
- Guitar (Jazz)
- Percussion (Jazz)
- Piano (Jazz)
- Saxophone (Jazz)
- Trombone (Jazz)
- Trumpet (Jazz)
- Vibraphone (Jazz)
- Violin (Jazz)
- Voice (Jazz)
Please see the information on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/programmes-of-study/undergraduate-programmes
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||Main Site|
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
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. If you live outside Europe and are unable to travel to London at the time of the auditions, the Academy will accept a video recording for jazz applications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and see the Jazz audition web page.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Passes in two GCE Advanced-level (A2) or Pre-U certificate examinations, including Music.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||The subject of the diploma must be Music.|
|Access to HE Diploma||A Pass for this diploma with Music as the main specialism is accepted.|
|Scottish Higher||BCCCC||One subject must be Music.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||P3, P3||One principal subject must be Music.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||You must include Music as an option.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H5, H5, H5, H5||One subject must be Music.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PP||The subject of the diploma must be Music.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CC||One subject must be Music. One Advanced Higher A-C grade plus three Higher C grades in different subjects is accepted.|
A combination of a pass in ABRSM or Trinity College London Grade 8 Theory, plus a pass in ABRSM or Trinity College London Grade 8 Practical or an ABRSM/Trinity diploma, is accepted as equivalent to a Music A-level or music elective, if those options are unavailable at your school. For other international qualifications, in general, a secondary school certificate of a sufficiently high level to permit university entry will be acceptable, however applications will be examined on an individual basis by the Admissions Board.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a Tier 4 visa. Overall score of 6.0 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.|
|PTE Academic||51.0||Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a Tier 4 visa. Overall score of 58 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.|
English Language requirements are published on our website:
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|
|Video Recording: Upload||£100||£115|
Joint principal specialism audition
|Location||On-time Fee||Late Fee|
|London||Not available at this location|
|Video Recording: Upload||Not available at this location|
Please see the information on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/your-audition
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£23,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£23,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following a live audition during our advertised audition sessions.There is no separate application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. UK and EU BMus students can apply for tuition fee loans to cover the tuition costs, and UK students can also apply for maintenance awards to assist with living costs. You can find more details about financial support on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/financial-support.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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