Entry requirements 2017-18

Undergraduate degrees

SINGLE PATHWAY

Course Academic Entry Requirements Music Entry Requirements
BA (Hons) Music (Classical)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)
96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification or equivalent qualification (e.g Trinity). We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent.

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).
BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting)
96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition).

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (Popular) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (Songwriting) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).
BA (Hons) Music (Folk) 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 8 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).
BA (Hons) Music (Film Music)

BA (Hons) Music (Production)
96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at interview).
BA (Hons) Music (Business) 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, including music grade exams

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
None
Foundation Degree in Music Production 64 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory is advisable
BA (Hons) Music (Production) Top-Up (Year 3 entry) Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in a relevant subject

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
None

COMBINED DEGREE

Course Academic Entry Requirements Music Entry Requirements
BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Production)

BA (Hons) Music (Production with Popular)
96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies, or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can including music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition).

ABRSM Grade 8 standard in specialist study instrument/voice in Popular (assessed at audition)

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Jazz)

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Popular)

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Production)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Classical)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Popular)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with  Production)

BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Classical)

BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Jazz)

BA (Hons) Music (Production with Classical)

BA (Hons) Music (Production with Jazz)
96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies, or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can including music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent qualification. We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent.

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (Jazz/Classical composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).
 
 

DEGREE WITH FOUNDATION YEAR

Course Academic Entry Requirements Music Entry Requirements
BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Music (Film Music with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting with Foundation Year)
64 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies, or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can including music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.
ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (Classical, Jazz, Songwriting & Pop only - assessed at audition)

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition). We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.


MUSIC GRADE EXAMS

Your Music Grade Examinations carry UCAS points.  For September 2017 entry, Leeds College of Music will accept points from Music Grade Examinations such as ABRSM as follows:
 

Grade

Points (Pass), (Merit), (Distinction)

Grade 6 Theory

4 (P), 5 (M), 6 (D)

Grade 7 Theory

6 (P), 7 (M), 8 (D)

Grade 8 Theory

8 (P), 9 (M), 10 (D)

Grade 6 Performance

6 (P), 10 (M), 12 (D)

Grade 7 Performance

10 (P), 12 (M), 16 (D)

Grade 8 Performance

18 (P), 24 (M), 30 (D)

 

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