Undergraduate Audition & Interview Information

The following information is for UK applicants only. EU and International applicants can find audition and interview information here.

UK applicants to certain courses at Leeds College of Music will need to attend an audition or interview. 

The format of your audition/interview will depend on the course you choose. You can find detailed information by downloading and reading our pathway-specific audition/interview guides. 

Audition and interview guides

Classical Music

Classical applicants will need to attend an audition. Applicants combining Classical with another genre will need to complete an audition for each pathway, these will be scheduled on the same day.*

*Applicants combining Classical with Production will be asked to bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Classical audition. 

Film Music

Film Music applicants will need to attend an interview.

Folk Music

Folk Music applicants will need to attend an audition. 

Jazz

Jazz applicants will need to attend an audition. Applicants combining Jazz with another genre will need to complete an audition for each pathway, these will be scheduled on the same day.*

*Applicants combining Jazz with Production will be asked to bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Jazz audition. 

Music Business

Business applicants will be assessed by UCAS application. If it is not possible to make a decision based on the application then the applicant will be invited to submit a portfolio for assessment. 

Music Production

Production applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio for assessment. If it is not possible to make a decision based on an applicant's application form and portfolio, the applicant will be invited to attend an interview. 

Applicants combining Production with another genre will be asked to bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Classical, Jazz or Popular audition. 

Foundation Degree in Music Production applicants will be assessed by UCAS application. Some applicants may be invited to submit a portfolio for assessment. 

Popular Music

Popular Music applicants will need to attend an audition. Applicants combining Popular with another genre will need to complete an audition for each pathway, these will be scheduled on the same day.*

*Applicants combining Popular with Production will be asked to bring a portfolio for assessment on the same day they attend for their Popular audition. 

Songwriting

Songwriting applicants will need to attend an audition. 

Audition Fees

An audition fee is charged for all courses listed in UCAS Conservatoires:

Course

UCAS Conservatoires course code

Audition fee

BA (Hons) Music (Classical)

305F

£60

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Jazz)

412F

£60

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Popular)

204F

£50

BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Production)

502F

£50

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

403F

£60

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Classical)

706F

£60

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Popular)

303F

£50

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Production)

908F

£50

Audition fee and travel refund

A refund of audition fee and travel costs may be available for applicants from low income households. 

Download further information and the refund application form.

Please print and complete page 3 of this document if you wish to apply for the refund or waiver.

Audition Weeks

Auditions are scheduled to take place during the following weeks:

23 – 27 October 2017
18 – 22 December 2017
12 – 16 February 2018
16 – 20 April 2018

International Applicants

Guides for International Students can be found on our International How To Apply page.

Open Days

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As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you're interested in, you can also chat to members of our Student Support Team about your application, support for students with disabilities, tuition fees and more.

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