Applications for 2021 entry opened on Thursday 16 July 2020.
We expect the Royal College of Music’s full range of facilities to be operating as normal well in advance of September 2021, with all our exceptional teaching and performance opportunities taking place on our campus in the heart of London. Our brand-new facilities, the result of a £40million investment in our campus, will be ready for students to use in autumn 2020.
We ran two Virtual Open Days on Wednesday 29 July and Thursday 6 August 2020 for prospective applicants for 2021 entry. The events were held online and offered applicants the opportunity to explore our faculties and hear first-hand from professors and students about all aspects of life at the RCM. You can still access all our Virtual Open Day content, including recordings of the live faculty sessions here.
We are currently planning to hold our live London auditions as normal in late November to early December, ensuring that appropriate safety measures are in place in accordance with UK Government guidance at that point in time.
We also plan to hold auditions at our overseas venues for 2021 entry as normal, although it is possible that some auditions may be affected by ongoing lockdown measures around the world. In order to deal with the ever-increasing number of overseas applications, we have introduced video screening to ensure that live auditions are available to those with the best chance of being offered a place. We are monitoring local conditions with our overseas venues and if it is not possible to hold or reschedule our overseas auditions, we will assess applicants for entry based on their videos submitted for screening.
If you are unable to travel to London or one of our overseas venues, or feel uncomfortable doing so, you will have the option of auditioning or interviewing for a place remotely. Those who choose this option will be considered for scholarships.