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

Visit UCAS 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 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 Popular

303F

BA (Hons Music) (Jazz) with Production

908F

BA (Hons Music) (Jazz) with Foundation Year  

W37F

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

Business, Popular, Production, Film, Folk and Songwriting Course Codes

BA (Hons) Music (Business)

4R5T

BA (Hons) Music (Folk)

W309

BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

W302

BA (Hons) Music (Popular) with Classical

7M2L

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 Jazz)

3Q9X

BA (Hons) Music (Production with Popular)

5W2D

BA (Hons) Music (Film Music)

W3W3

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

W3W4

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting)

W310

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting) with Foundation Year

W3J4

Foundation Degree in Music Production                                      

W306

Foundation Degree in Electronic Music Production

W307

 

Next Steps

Your Audition
Oct 2017 – Apr 2018

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 2018

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

Visit UCAS 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:

MMus Creative Musician              W33F

PGDip Creative Musician              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 2018

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 2018

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.

23 – 27 October 2017
(submission deadline 18 October) 

18 – 22 December 2017
(submission deadline 13 December) 

12 – 16 February 2018
(submission deadline 7 February) 

16 – 20 April 2018
(submission deadline 11 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

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