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Guidance for 2022 applicants

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For full details of how to apply, application deadlines, audition requirements and more, please visit our Apply pages.
We expect the curriculum to be fully in-person for practical activities on campus during 2022-23. Most of our academic teaching for BMus 1 and 2 takes place in person, but some of our academic modules are delivered in a blended format using a mixture of online lectures and in-person seminars. We also offer a flexible range of specialist ‘options’ modules in BMus 3 and 4 and at Masters level, which are delivered in person, blended or online depending on the subject area. In the event of increased Covid restrictions, some or all of your teaching may be moved online.

We held two Virtual Open Days in May 2021 for prospective applicants for 2022 entry.

We are planning on holding auditions for 2022 entry in London. We are also planning on auditioning in New York for most principal studies but the RCM will not be auditioning at any of our other overseas venues due to the current situation. Applicants will have the option to submit a video audition if they prefer. All candidates will still automatically be considered for scholarships, regardless of audition method.

The UCAS Conservatoires application process opened on 15 July 2021, the deadline for submitting your application for most courses was 1 October 2021.

Consultation lessons are still available with many of our professors, usually on an online basis. If you are interested in a consultation lesson, please contact the relevant Faculty. Contact details can be found on the Faculty webpages.

Full guidance on how to apply to the RCM is available at

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