BMus (Hons) in Jazz
Entry to the BMus (Hons) Jazz course is by audition. We expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate an excellent technical facility and a musical/stylistically aware approach to performance, including improvisation.
Candidates who are successful at the audition are usually expected to gain at least two A-Levels, including Music, at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications before entry.
Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. ABRSM theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to A-Levels.
In any case, the minimum conditions attached to an offer of a place are based on individual applications and may be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.
International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain a recognised English language qualification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent. For the BMus (Hons) Jazz course you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening or speaking components (or equivalent qualification).