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Advanced Music

Students on the Advanced Music Study Abroad course are fully immersed in the entirety of music studies in the relevant specialist department. (Please note: this is not available in Orchestral Conducting; Orchestral Performance; Multi-Instrument Performance.)


Please note: A total 120 UK credits are allocated across a year of study. 40 UK credits are available to a Study Abroad student who successfully completes a term of study at the College.


12 weeks


Autumn or Spring


Advanced Music Performance Portfolio or Advanced Composition Portfolio

UK credits


During your time here

Advanced Music Performance Students will benefit from:

  • Individual lessons in the principal study area
  • Accompaniment/coaching sessions (instrumental/vocal)
  • Departmental performance classes
  • Departmental specialist classes
  • Ensemble projects (chamber music/choral ensembles)
  • Supporting professional development classes
  • Academic skills classes

Advanced Composition Students will benefit from:

  • Individual lessons in composition
  • Composition techniques
  • Working with technology
  • Harmony and counterpoint
  • Orchestration
  • Engraving
  • Collaborative creativity classes
  • Supporting professional development classes
  • Academic skills classes

English language requirements

Applicants who are non-native speakers of English are required to achieve IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no lower than 5.5 in any component.

Tuition fees for study abroad

The tuition fees* for 2024/25 academic year are £8,500 per term

*tuition fees to do not apply to reciprocal exchange arrangements (eg Erasmus + / Taith mobilities)

How to apply

All study abroad applications are submitted via Acceptd. You can create an Acceptd account here: Acceptd - Signup (

Once you have created an account, please go to to start your application and select the following options:

Application type: Other
Department: Study Abroad
Course: Advanced Music
Programme: Choose your specialism (eg Vocal, Composition, Woodwind, Jazz etc)

Supplemental Materials: For Study Abroad students, we are requesting self-tape auditions via Acceptd. Please follow the audition guidance for the “Your Recorded Audition” section (or “Your Portfolio” for Composition) of our audition guidance pages for details of what we require with regards to a self-tape audition:


For Autumn 2024 term – 31st March 2024
For Spring 2025 term – 31st August 2024

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