Apply & Audition

Applications for Leeds Conservatoire 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 and register your details for a Conservatoires application. You can then apply by entering the relevant institution code and course codes.

For Classical and Jazz, the institution code for Leeds Conservatoire 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 for an Undergraduate application. 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 Conservatoire 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 for an Undergraduate application. You can then apply by entering the relevant institution code and course codes.

For BA (Hons) Music degrees in Business, Popular, Production, Film Music, Folk, Songwriting and (FdA) Foundation Degrees  the institution code for Leeds Conservatoire 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

1. Your Audition

When: October – April

See our auditions tab above for guidelines and timeframes. 

2. Your Offer

When: After your audition/interview/portfolio

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 your UCAS Conservatoires application 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 your UCAS Undergraduate application 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. 

3. Student (previously Tier 4) Visa

When: July (or earlier)

If you require a Student (previously 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 Conservatoire: 

Route 1: UCAS Conservatoires

Note: If you have already started a UCAS Conservatoires application for any institution, this is your only route.

If you are applying via UCAS Conservatoires, you will need the following codes:

UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code

L31

UCAS Conservatoires Course Codes

  • MA Music - W33F
  • PGDip Music - W41F
  • MA Dramaturgy - W44F
  • MA Musical Direction - W45F
  • MA Musical Theatre Company - W42F
  • MA Musical Theatre Creatives - W43F

Direct Application Form

Alternatively you can apply directly to Leeds Conservatoire via our Postgraduate Direct Application Form.

Note: If you have already started a UCAS Conservatoires application for any institution, you must apply through UCAS Conservatoires and cannot use the Direct Application Form.


Next Steps

1. Your Audition

When: October – April

See our auditions tab above for guidelines and timeframes. 

2. Your Offer

When: After your audition/interview/portfolio

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

Accept Your Offer

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. 

3. Student (previously Tier 4) Visa

When: July (or earlier)

If you require a Student (previously 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 Conservatoire occasionally auditions applicants overseas.

To find out when and where our overseas auditions are taking place, please see our In Your Country page.

Request an Overseas Audition Day at Your School (School Staff)

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.

Attending In-Country Auditions

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 as it is an online form.

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

Next Steps

1. Your Offer

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

2. 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.

3. Student (previously Tier 4) Visa

When: July (or earlier)

If you require a Student (previously 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.

Audition Process - About Online Submission

Applicants to certain courses at Leeds Conservatoire will need to audition, interview or submit a portfolio of work. Most international applicants submit audition, interview and portfolio materials online. Your materials will be assessed by our curriculum teams.

Find out more about the audition process, and download subject-specific audition guides:

 

In-Country Auditions

Most applicants will be asked to submit audition, interview and portfolio materials online.

Find out more about auditions, interviews and portfolios, including subject-specific guides:

Leeds Conservatoire occasionally holds auditions overseas. These may be open, or delivered exclusively through a school or other organisation – our In your Country page will give details of our overseas auditions if they become available.

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