Undergraduate Audition & Interview Information

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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

Acting

Acting applicants will need to attend an audition.

Please note: Applicants wishing to start their course in September 2021 will need to apply via UCAS from September 2020. LCoM cannot accept 2021 applications prior to this, and is unable to offer deferred places.

Actor Musician

Actor Musician applicants will need to attend an audition.

Please note: Applicants wishing to start their course in September 2021 will need to apply via UCAS from September 2020. LCoM cannot accept 2021 applications prior to this, and is unable to offer deferred places.

Musical Theatre

Music Theatre applicants will need to attend an audition.

Please note: Applicants wishing to start their course in September 2021 will need to apply via UCAS from September 2020. LCoM cannot accept 2021 applications prior to this, and is unable to offer deferred places.

Classical

Classical applicants will need to attend an audition.

Applicants combining Classical with another pathway will also need to prepare a portfolio to bring to the audition.

Please see the Classical and Classical Combined Audition Requirements for more information.

Film Music
Folk

Folk Music applicants will need to attend an audition. 

Applicants combining Folk with another pathway will also need to prepare a portfolio to bring to the audition.

Please see the below Audition Guide for more information.

Jazz

Jazz applicants will need to attend an audition.

Applicants combining Jazz with another pathway will also need to prepare a portfolio to bring to the audition.

Please see the Jazz and Jazz Combined Audition Requirements for more information.

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. 

Applicants combining Production with another genre will also need to submit additional recorded audition material.

You can see the requirements for each combined course in the following Audition Guide.

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Music Production 

Applicants will be assessed by UCAS application. Some applicants may be invited to submit a portfolio for assessment. 

Popular

Popular Music applicants will need to attend an audition. 

Applicants combining Popular Music with another pathway will also need to prepare a portfolio to bring to the audition.

Please see the below Audition Guide for more information.

Songwriting

Songwriting applicants will need to attend an audition. 

Audition travel costs 2020 entry

Audition fees will no longer be charged for any Undergraduate course at Leeds College of Music. If you are from a household with an income of less than £25,000, and would like to apply for a refund of your travel costs, please download further information and an application form here.

International Applicants

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

Audition Weeks

UCAS Conservatoires (Classical and Jazz) 

Auditions are scheduled for the following weeks:

  • w/c 17 February 2020

UCAS (all other music pathways): 

Auditions/interviews are scheduled for:

  • w/c 17 February 2020

Acting and Actor Musician

Auditions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Saturday 25 January 2020
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020 (Acting Only)
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Friday 21 February 2020
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
  • Saturday 28 March 2020
  • Saturday 25 April 2020

Musical Theatre

Auditions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Saturday 21 March 2020
  • Wednesday 8 April 2020
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