Music Technology

Application and audition requirements

Undergraduate Audition Requirements for BMus First Study Music Technology Applicants
Portfolio requirements

Music Technology candidates must send a portfolio of at least three works on CD or DVD as appropriate, or as an online link (Dropbox, Soundcloud, YouTube or similar), at least two weeks before the audition date, to the address below.

The works submitted may be recordings, productions, compositions, sound to picture or other appropriate material. Your portfolio will form the basis of the audition discussion (approximately 25 minutes).

Interview

The panel will be interested to hear you talk about your artistic influences, your inspiration to be a musician and your career objectives. This is also an opportunity for you to ask the panel questions about the department and what life will be like as a musician in Birmingham.

For international applicants interviews may take place via Skype.

Undergraduate Requirements for BSc Music Technology Applicants

A typical offer is 120 UCAS points, and is based on your UCAS application form. At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent. You must have GCSE Music at grade C or above, Music Theory Grade 5, or proficiency of performance on one instrument equivalent to ABRSM or RockSchool Grade 5.

Full details of entry requirements

Postgraduate Audition Requirements for MMus First Study Music Technology Applicants
Portfolio requirements

Music Technology candidates should be prepared to discuss a portfolio of works, which must have been previously submitted on CD or DVD as appropriate, or as an online link (Dropbox, Soundcloud, YouTube or similar), at least two weeks before the audition date.

The works submitted may be recordings, productions, compositions, sound to picture or other appropriate material. Your portfolio will form the basis of the audition discussion. We welcome applicants from musicians of all previous backgrounds, not just those that have studied music technology at undergraduate level.

Interview

The panel will be interested to hear you talk about your artistic influences, your inspiration to be a musician and your career objectives. This is also an opportunity for you to ask the panel questions about your department and what life will be like as a musician in Birmingham.

The audition and interview together will last for about half an hour. The panel will be interested to hear you talk about your artistic influences, your inspiration to be a musician and your career objectives. This is also an opportunity for you to ask the panel questions about the department and what life will be like as a musician in Birmingham.

For international applicants interviews may take place via Skype.

All First Study Music Technology Applicants

All Music Technology candidates should send portfolios by Recorded Delivery to:

Admissions Officer
Birmingham Conservatoire Office
Level 2, Millennium Point,
Birmingham City University,
Curzon Street
Birmingham
B4 7XG

Portfolios submitted online should be clearly navigable. You should email the URL link to Conservatoire.Admissions@bcu.ac.uk.