Entry to the BMus (Hons) Jazz course is by audition. We expect
instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate an
excellent technical facility and a musical/stylistically aware
approach to jazz performance, including improvisation.
Candidates who are successful at audition are usually expected
to gain at least two A-Levels, including Music, or an equivalent
Level 3 qualification prior to entry. Equivalent
qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National
Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced
GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised
ABRSM music theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also
be considered as an alternative to an A-Level in Music.
In any case, the minimum conditions attached to an offer of a
place are based on individual applications and may be higher than
the minimum requirements stated above.
International applicants whose first language is not English
will need to gain an IELTS English language qualification. IELTS is
the only English language qualification recognised by UK Visas
& Immigration. The IELTS test you will need to sit is the
IELTS Academic for UKVI and this test
must be taken at an Approved Test
For the BMus (Hons) Jazz course you will need
to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading,
writing, listening or speaking components.