Apply & Audition

Applications for Leeds College of Music Degrees are made through UCAS in most cases.

All applicants must demonstrate their strengths in their chosen specialism – methods we use to assess this include auditions, interview and portfolios. We’ve prepared handy course by course guides for prospective international students

Apply for Classical and Jazz

Visit UCAS Conservatoires and register your details. You can then apply by entering the relevant institution code and course codes.

For Classical and Jazz, the institution code for Leeds College of Music is L31 and the course codes are:

 

Classical & Jazz Course Codes
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical) - 305F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Folk) - W314
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Jazz) - 412F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Popular) - 204F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Production) - 502F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Classical) with Foundation Year - W30F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) - 403F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Classical) - 706F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Folk) - W317
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Popular) - 303F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Production) - 908F
  • BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) with Foundation Year - W37F

Apply for Acting, Actor Musician and Musical Theatre

Visit UCAS and register your details. You can then apply by entering the relevant institution code and course codes.

For degrees in Acting, Actor Musician and Musical Theatre the institution code for Leeds College of Music is L30 and the course codes are:

Acting, Actor Musician and Musical Theatre Course Codes
  • BA (Hons) Acting - W320
  • BA (Hons) Actor Musician - W321
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre - W311

Apply for Music Business, Music Production, Film, Folk, Popular and Songwriting

Visit UCAS and register your details. You can then apply by entering the relevant institution code and course codes.

For degrees in Business, Popular, Production, Film Music, Folk, Songwriting and Foundation Degrees the institution code for Leeds College of Music is L30 and the course codes are:

Business, Popular, Production, Film Music, Folk, Songwriting and Foundation Degrees Course Codes
  • BA (Hons) Music (Business) - 4R5T
  • BA (Hons) Music (Film Music) - W3W3
  • BA (Hons) Music (Film Music) with Foundation Year - W3W4
  • BA (Hons) Music (Folk) - W309
  • BA (Hons) Music (Folk with Classical) - W316
  • BA (Hons) Music (Folk with Jazz) - W317
  • BA (Hons) Music (Folk with Popular) - W318
  • BA (Hons) Music (Folk with Production) - W319
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular) - W302
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Classical) - 7M2L
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Folk) - W312
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Jazz) -2Q4A
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Production) - 9Y5T
  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular) with Foundation Year - W3W2
  • BA (Hons) Music (Production) - W301
  • BA (Hons) Music (Production with Classical) - 8U4D
  • BA (Hons) Music (Production with Folk) - W315
  • BA (Hons) Music (Production with Jazz) - 3Q9X
  • BA (Hons) Music (Production with Popular) - 5W2D
  • BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting) - W310
  • BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting) with Foundation Year - W3J4
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Music Production - W306
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Electronic Music Production - W307

 

Next Steps

Your Audition
Oct 2019 – Apr 2020

See our auditions tab above for guidelines and timeframes. 

Your Offer
If you receive an offer it will either be conditional, based on you subsequently meeting academic, English and/or musical requirements, or unconditional. 

Accept Your Offer (Classical and Jazz)
Go to UCAS Conservatoires to accept your offer. If it’s unconditional the place is yours! If it’s conditional then it’s yours when you meet our entry requirements. 

Accept Your Offer (All other courses)
Go to UCAS to accept your offer. If it’s unconditional the place is yours! If it’s conditional then it’s yours when you meet our entry requirements. 

Tier 4 Visa
By Early July 2020

If you require a Tier 4 Visa you will need to accept your offer, meet all of the entry requirements and pay us 50% of your tuition fees. We can then issue your CAS, which you need to get your Visa.

You should allow enough time to complete your visa application – a lot of documentation is required and the process cannot be rushed.

There are two ways to make a Postgraduate application to Leeds College of Music: 

1. UCAS Conservatoires

Visit UCAS Conservatoires and register your details. You can then apply by entering the institution code for Leeds College of Music, L31, plus the code for your chosen course:

MA Music              W33F

PGDip Music              W41F

2. Direct Application Form

Download our direct application form and fill it out.

You can then send your completed form to internationaladmissions@lcm.ac.uk

Next Steps

Your Audition
See our auditions tab above for guidelines and timeframes. 

Your Offer
If you receive an offer it will either be conditional, based on you subsequently meeting academic, English and/or musical requirements, or unconditional. 

Accept Your Offer
Go to UCAS to accept your offer. If it’s unconditional the place is yours! If it’s conditional then it’s yours when you meet our entry requirements. 

Tier 4 Visa
By Early July 2020

If you require a Tier 4 Visa you will need to accept your offer, meet all of the entry requirements and pay us 50% of your tuition fees. We can then issue your CAS, which you need to get your Visa.

You should allow enough time to complete your visa application – a lot of documentation is required and the process cannot be rushed.

Leeds College of Music occasionally auditions applicants overseas.

If you register to attend an audition in your country then instead of applying through UCAS, you will be given an in-country application form, which you must complete either before your audition or no later than one day afterwards.

Our in-country application form is simple and easy to complete. It is not available to download due its limited usage compared with our normal application route.

To find out when and where our overseas auditions are taking place, please see our In Your Country page. Staff at overseas schools are also welcome to request an audition on their premises – we usually conduct a few auditions directly at schools per year. For more information please email international@lcm.ac.uk. The registration process will vary depending on the event.

For more details on what happens at an overseas audition, please see our Auditions tab, above. 

Next Steps

Your Offer
If you receive an offer it will either be conditional, based on you subsequently meeting academic, English and/or musical requirements, or unconditional. 

Accept Your Offer
If you would like to study with us in Leeds, please email internationaladmissions@lcm.ac.uk to tell us that you accept your offer. If it’s unconditional the place is yours! If it’s conditional then it’s yours when you meet our entry requirements. 

Tier 4 Visa
By Early July 2019

If you require a Tier 4 Visa you will need to accept your offer, meet all of the entry requirements and pay us 50% of your tuition fees. We can then issue your CAS, which you need to get your Visa.

You should allow enough time to complete your visa application – a lot of documentation is required and the process cannot be rushed.

Submitting your audition electronically

Most international applicants send their audition/interview materials by DropBox to internationaladmissions@lcm.ac.uk. Instructions on how to send us your files will be included in your formal invitation to submit them.

You can preview audition guides for all of our courses below.

Your audition/interview footage will be assessed by our staff during a number of set audition weeks, which fall in October, December, February and April.

Additional audition weeks may be added. To find out more please email: international@lcm.ac.uk

Once we have reviewed your video/portfolio we may arrange a short interview with you by phone or Skype.

In-Country Auditions

Leeds College of Music occasionally holds auditions overseas. These may be open, or delivered exclusively through a school or other organisation – our In your Country page gives details of our overseas audition schedule.

If you attend an in-country audition, LCoM staff will ask you questions and record a video interview. Some courses require a live performance, while others require a portfolio to be submitted electronically – if you submit a portfolio you should be ready to play your work and discuss it at your interview.

Footage and materials will be taken back to Leeds for assessment, and feedback will not be given on the day. In most cases you will receive the results of your audition in fewer than eight weeks. If a member of academic staff attends your audition, they will feed their comments to the decision-making panel in Leeds.

You can preview audition guides for all of our courses, including the interview questions, below

Audition Guides

Acting

Actor Musician

Classical

Jazz

Popular

Songwriting

Folk

Film Music

Music Production

Musical Theatre

Foundation Degree in Music Production & Electronic Music Production

Music Business

Postgraduate

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