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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 most teaching to be delivered in-person 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 are running two Virtual Open Days in May 2021 for prospective applicants for 2022 entry. The events will be held online and offer applicants the opportunity to explore our faculties and hear first-hand from professors and students about all aspects of life at the RCM.

We hope to hold in person auditions for 2022 entry where possible, though 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 opens on 15 July 2021, the deadline for submitting your application for most courses is 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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