Applications for 2021/22

All applications to the School of Music for Undergraduate and Masters programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires. The application fee is currently £26 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six course choices. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58.

Full details of how to apply and the audition process can be found on your department’s specific page. If you have any questions about your application please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@rcs.ac.uk

Application deadline

With the safety of our students, applicants and staff as our priority, all School of Music auditions will take place via audition recording.

BMus/MMus

The deadline dates to apply and submit your audition recording can be found in the table below –

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline Audition Recording Deadline
Non-USA Applicants 1 October 2020 16 October 2020
USA Applicants 1 December 2020 1 December 2020*

*For USA Applicants, to guarantee consideration for our first round of scholarship awards, you should submit your application and recording by 1 November 2020.

Once you submit your UCAS Conservatoires application, please then upload your audition recording to Acceptd.

BEd/PGDE

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline
BEd 1 December 2020
PGDE 31 March 2021

If you submit your application after this date, we cannot guarantee that your audition recording will be reviewed by the audition panel. If you do want to submit a late application, you must contact admissions@rcs.ac.uk in the first instance to check we are accepting late applications. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis and will not be considered in the first round of scholarship allocation.

Application fees and walkthrough guide

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £26. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland charges an audition assessment administration fee of £65 per course.

We recognise that auditioning and interviewing for conservatoires, drama and ballet schools can be costly. The audition assessment administration fee charge allows us to offer a thorough and positive experience to all applicants and we encourage you to get in touch with us to ask the panel questions and find out more about the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to see if it is the best place for you.

We are committed to ensuring fair access to a conservatoire education for students who have the talent and potential to benefit from it, regardless of their background. In support of this, audition fee waivers are offered to applicants whom financial hardship may be a barrier to auditioning. Please see the audition fee waivers document for more information.

A walkthrough guide on completing your UCAS Conservatoires application can be found here:

 

Auditions

With the safety of our students, applicants and staff as our priority, all School of Music auditions will take place via audition recording. The deadline dates to apply and submit your audition recording can be found in the table below –

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline Audition Recording Deadline
Non-USA Applicants 1 October 2020 16 October 2020
USA Applicants 1 December 2020 1 December 2020*

*For USA Applicants, to guarantee consideration for our first round of scholarship awards, you should submit your application and recording by 1 November 2020.

Once you submit your UCAS Conservatoires application, please then upload your audition recording to Acceptd.

Full details of what to prepare for your audition can be found on your department’s specific page.

Once you submit your audition recording, this may be followed up with an interview. Interviews will take place the week of the 30 November 2020.

All decisions will be posted on UCAS Conservatoires following your audition via UCAS Conservatoires track (you will need your username and password). We aim to post outcomes before Christmas (week commencing 14 December 2020).

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on admissions@rcs.ac.ukorcall us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.

 

Book an advice lesson with one of our Music teachers (faculty)

If you are unsure of what programme you wish to apply for, we recommend booking an advice audition with a tutor who can assist gauge which programme you may be suitable for.

If you wish to arrange an advice lesson, please complete our Advice Lessons form.

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