Undergraduate How to Apply

Find out how to apply for our undergraduate courses via UCAS and UCAS Conservatoires, and discover important information for students and applicants.

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The way you apply depends on what course you are applying for…

Classical and Jazz applicants apply via UCAS Conservatoires. Audition fees are no longer charged for our courses from 2020 entry.

Acting, Actor Musician, Musical Theatre, Business, Film Music, Folk, Popular, Production, Songwriting and Foundation Degree applicants apply via UCAS.

Read our 5-step application process below...

UCAS - All Courses (Except Classical & Jazz)

1. Apply for you chosen course(s) via UCAS

Sept 2019 – 15 Jan 2020 
Application website:
www.ucas.com
Institution code: L30
Course code: Read full list here.
Application deadline: The UCAS equal consideration (‘on time’) deadline is 15 January 2020.  We may still accept applications for all of our courses after this date, although this may change at short notice as places fill up.

Please note: Acting, Actor Musician and Musical Theatre 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.

2. Your audition/interview

Oct 2019 – Apr 2020
Depending on your course/application you may be invited to an audition or interview.

Dates: Auditions/interviews are scheduled for w/c 17 Feb 2020

Guides: Read our audition and interview guides here. 

3. Your offer

If you receive an offer it will either be conditional, based on you achieving certain entry requirements, or unconditional.  

4. Accept your offer

When you have heard from all your choices
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.  

5. Confirmation of your place

July – August 2020
When you receive your A Level/BTEC results you will receive confirmation of your place if you have met our entry requirements.  

Clearing

Mid August 2020
If you haven’t met our entry requirements, get in touch with us during Clearing. We may still accept you or be able to advise you on what to do next.

UCAS Conservatoires - Classical & Jazz Courses

1. Apply for you chosen course(s) via UCAS Conservatoires

July 2019 – 30 September 2019
Application website: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/conservatoires/ucas-conservatoires-apply-and-track
Institution code: L31
Course code: Read full list here.
Application deadline:The UCAS Conservatoires equal consideration (‘on time’) deadline is 1 October 2019.  We may still accept applications for all of our courses after this date, although this may change at short notice as places fill up.

2. Your audition

Oct 2019 – Apr 2020
Applicants will be required to complete an audition. If you have applied for a combined course then you will ALSO need to bring along additional recorded audition/portfolio material on memory stick or DVD.

Dates: Auditions/interviews are scheduled for the following weeks:

  • w/c 28 Oct 2019
  • w/c 16 Dec 2019
  • w/c 17 Feb 2020

Guides: Read our audition guides here.

Costs: No audition fees are charged for courses listed under UCAS Conservatoires for 2020 entry.

3. Your offer

If you receive an offer it will either be conditional, based on you achieving certain entry requirements, or unconditional. 

4. Accept your offer

When you have heard back from all your choices
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. 

5. Confirmation of your place

July – August 2020
When you receive your A Level/BTEC results you will receive confirmation of your place if you have met our entry requirements. 

Clearing

Mid August 2020
If you applied elsewhere but do not have a place you can contact us during the clearing period to see if we have any spaces available on our courses.

Auditions/interviews

Most applicants will need to audition or interview for their place at Leeds College of Music. To find out more information, go to our Auditions and Interviews page.


Information for prospective and current students 

If you have any questions about any of the regulations or policies of Leeds College of Music, please email quality@lcm.ac.uk

Feedback

If you have any concerns or complaints during the admissions process, please contact us via http://www.lcm.ac.uk/feedback.

Policies and regulations

Student Protection Plan

As a higher education provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS), we must publish a Student Protection Plan which sets out how continuation of study will be preserved for current and potential students at Leeds College of Music.


Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Applicants who have undertaken learning which has been formally assessed and certified by another educational institution or training provider, as well as applicants who have gained formal recognition of learning through other experience (e.g. in-house training programmes that are not externally assessed), may be able to use this towards their study at Leeds College of Music either to satisfy entry requirements or to join the programme at a later stage. The following document provides further information on the conservatoire’s APL application procedure.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) PDF


Student transfers

Transferring to Leeds College of Music from another institution

Applications to transfer to Leeds College of Music from another institution should be made through UCAS or UCAS Conservatoires in the usual way. The accreditation of prior learning procedure will be followed where the application is for year 2 or 3 of the programme and the applicant will be expected to provide information about their current studies, for example a transcript and programme specification. Applicants who are studying in the UK under a Tier 4 visa should be aware that they will be required to return to their home country to apply for a new visa sponsored by Leeds College of Music if their application to transfer is successful.

Transferring between Leeds College of Music programmes

Students may apply to transfer to a different programme at the end of an academic year for the following year, or until week 2 of their current academic year. This is a wholly internal process and the student should discuss the request with the Programme Leader of the new course in the first instance. If the transfer may entail repeating a level of study or transferring to a longer course, students should also discuss their intentions with the Student Funding Team so that they are aware of the financial situation. Students who are studying at Leeds College of Music under a Tier 4 visa should also discuss their intentions with the Registry Team.

Transferring to another institution from Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music understands that there may be occasions where a student wishes to transfer to another institution and is supportive of those decisions. Students are advised to discuss this with their Programme Leader and the Student Funding Team, and also to investigate the application and credit transfer procedures at the new institution as they vary between institutions.  Programme and module specifications are readily available to students on the VLE and students are issued with a transcript at the end of each academic year which they may wish to use to support their application. Students who are studying at Leeds College of Music under a Tier 4 visa should seek advice from the new institution with regard to applying for a new visa.

Open Days

Find out what it’s like to study at Leeds College of Music by coming along to one of our Open Days.

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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