BMus in with Honours

General

Program Description

BMus in with Honours

This four-year full-time programme is aimed at performers and composers of outstanding potential. We treat you as an emerging professional from day one of your course, preparing you for either specialist postgraduate study or for employment as performers, teachers, composers or other 'portfolio careers' in the music profession.

Your journey with us is focused on your individual needs and career interests, thanks to a wide range of custom-built pathways throughout your programme. Along with your Principal Study, the core units are key practical studies (performance classes, workshops, and masterclasses, orchestral and ensemble work), practical and contextual studies (teaching techniques and community placements) and applied Academic Studies. Career and Enterprise Skills is an integral feature of the programme. Strongly practical, its flexible structure and content enable you to choose pathways to help you develop the full range of your abilities, and pursue your musical interests and aspirations to the highest level.

Specialisations

  • Brass
  • Creative & Contextual Studies
  • Composition
  • Guitar and Harp
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Strings
  • Timpani and Percussion
  • Vocal Studies
  • Woodwind

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers – 3 passes (grade C or above)
  • A Levels – 2 passes
  • International Baccalaureate – minimum score of 24 with 3 subjects at Higher Level

Subject recommended

  • Music at Higher, Advanced Higher or A Level or equivalent
  • English at Higher, Advanced Higher or A Level or equivalent

Other Standards

A strong indication of potential is sought at the entrance audition for this programme. Successful applicants will normally be of a standard at least equivalent to Grade 8 with Distinction of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in their Principal Study.

We offer a flexible approach to students taking Highers over more than one academic year and/or who achieve their qualifications in more than one sitting.

Entrance to the Conservatoire is based on talent, potential, and ability, therefore consideration will be given to relevant experience which is deemed to compensate for any traditional education. We accept a wide range of qualification, including international qualifications.

English Language

The language of study is English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. We accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

  • IELTS – 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component
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