Studying Here and Applying

Birmingham Conservatoire students enjoy an atmosphere of support, motivation and collaboration. You will have the opportunity not only to develop your practical skills, but also to explore different types of and approaches to music.


Considering applying for a place at the Conservatoire? Browse our range of courses to see which is right for you and how to apply. Don't forget to have a look at our entry and audition requirements.

Supporting your development

We place great emphasis on the professional development of all our students. Whether you are a performer or a composer, you will be able to take advantage of a wide range of performance opportunities at every level of your development. You will also be offered academic and personal support throughout your time with us.


If you are from outside the UK, be sure to visit our International Students section to find out about the particular opportunities and support available to you, including the chance to attend one of our International Audition Centres.


Although it is not compulsory, almost all of our students gain some experience of recording – through studio or on site sessions, producing, engineering or editing – by the time they graduate. Nearly one in three create a CD of their own as a major project, using our state-of-the-art facilities, supported by our Music Technology Department's open classes in Recording Techniques and Performing with Technology.

Professional Development

Embedded into all our courses, Personal Development Planning (PDP) focuses on increasing your self-awareness as a musician. Not only will you cover topics relevant to all musicians, ranging from practical advice on tax to CV writing, but you will also explore issues specific to your own development, such as time management and your personal learning style.

You will have access to a wide range of musicianship electives to supplement your core study, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of study abroad and to pursue paid professional work through our external engagements programme.

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