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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

BMus (Hons) Composition

UCAS Code: 301F

Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A/S Levels (as long in a different subject) A-Levels or Level 3 equivalents.

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications (AS Levels must be in different subject to A-Levels) to obtain 32 pts

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3. Arts, Media and Publishing subjects preferred but other subjects also considered

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE passes in 5 subjects grade C/4 or above must include English Language. Acceptable equivalents:- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - English Key Skills level 2 - Communication English Language at grade C/4 Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish Credit Standard Grade Scottish National 5 Must have been achieved at the point of application.

Pass with 120 credits at Level 4 Must be in a music related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required and successful audition.

Pass with 240 credits at Level 5 Must be in a music related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4 and level 5. A transcript will be required.

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB Diploma will be accepted

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 32 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include English Language taken at either Ordinary Level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level minimum grade H1/H7 (or A-D / A1-D3 up to and including 2016

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

PPP

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

Achieve a minimum of 32 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD • Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Achieve a minimum of 32 tariff points achieved in either five Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of grades DDDDD is required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers.

UCAS Tariff

32

" Considered with a maximum of 2 other Level 3 qualifications to obtain 32 pts

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Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

This course provides 30 hours of individual specialist tuition with your personal composition teacher per year (increasing to 35 in year four), which is far more than is typically offered by academic university music courses. You are also allocated an additional five hours tuition for a support study of your choice. Our priority is to provide the perfect preparation for a successful career in diverse areas of composition. We pay care and attention to treating musicians as artists and entrepreneurs, and aim to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges presented by the future of the profession, with the intention that they leave us as employable music professionals.

In addition to benefiting from individual tuition, and group composition classes you will enjoy a range of activities designed to develop your artistry, musical fluency and personal and professional awareness. We have an emphasis on practice based learning, and you will benefit from masterclasses with esteemed visiting composers, composition workshops and public concerts with professional soloists, ensembles and orchestras, as well as time and space to develop your own ideas and performances, with tutor feedback in our experimental work space, the Lab. You will find yourself with numerous opportunities to compose and perform in many diverse contexts, and we support and encourage contemporary classical music in concert halls, experimental and conceptual work, projects in alternative spaces, electronic music (live as well as recorded and acousmatic), popular music, jazz, theatre music, and media/film music. From day one, you have the chance to tailor your studies to your individual interests.

The Composition Department works very closely with other creative departments and we run numerous projects in collaboration with acting, jazz and music technology.

This is an exciting time in our long history – you will be among the first students to benefit from our brand new facilities, including five public performance spaces, seven industry standard recording studios, around 70 practice rooms and Birmingham's only dedicated jazz venue. We have invested £57 million into 9,000 sq m of purpose designed state-of-the-art teaching and performance facilities, which will be the first of its kind in the digital age.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Department:

Birmingham Conservatoire

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