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Bachelor of Music (Honours) - Composition BMus (Hons)

Royal College of Music

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    380W

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    2nd

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    24th

    4 (Music)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    124

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    92

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.15

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BMus (Hon)

  • Application deadline

    01-Oct

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

**Please select this version of the BMus course if you wish to apply for single or joint principal study Composition.**The Composition Faculty at the Royal College of Music focuses on both the creative and commercial aspects of being a composer. We aim to build and sustain your craft, be it composition for the concert hall, the opera house or for film, television and media. Composition at the RCM is about partnerships between talented composers who want to write music and gifted instrumentalists who want to perform music. Composers are offered a wholly exceptional performance environment in which they have the opportunity to hear their compositions played by resident and visiting musicians, RCM orchestras, ensembles and fellow students of the highest technical and musical ability.Undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music balances high-level practical training with critical enquiry into music past and present. Students investigate music in context and how it operates in contemporary cultures. The RCM also provides a range of options for developing practical and applied skills. In essence, it includes individual lessons with distinguished musicians; core units in historical, technical, practical, and vocational subjects delivered in small groups; and a variety of performances.Our undergraduate programme is designed to be flexible, especially in years 3 and 4, ensuring you can undertake study directly relevant to your needs and aspirations. A variety of options helps every student develop their interests during their time at the RCM.From the very beginning of the course you will be able to draw on exceptional resources and opportunities, such as the RCM Library, the Centre for Performance Science, Creative Careers Centre and RCM Sparks – our outreach and education programme.Royal College of Music courses are internationally recognised, with successful students awarded their qualifications under the RCM's Royal Charter.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

EE

Details

Two A Levels at grade E or above in any subject.OrOne A Level (grade E or above) and two AS Levels (one at grade D or above and one at grade E or above)Most UK applicants will take A Level music or equivalent and achieve a Grade A or B. If you are choosing your subjects now, we recommend that you choose music if possible.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

Arts, Drama & Music Ranking

2nd

About this University

The Royal College of Music's dedicated and experienced professors include respected international musicians at the forefront of their fields – including principal players with London's major orchestras. RCM musicians perform with world-leading conductors and directors, and RCM composers see their works brought to life by brilliant performers. Situated in the cultural heart of London, the college is opposite the world-famous Royal Albert Hall and adjacent to the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Address

Main Site

Prince Consort Road

London

SW7 2BS

UNITED KINGDOM