Audition & Interview Information

Open Days

Applicants to certain courses at Leeds Conservatoire will need to audition, interview or submit a portfolio of work. Audition fees are no longer charged for any undergraduate or postgraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire.

Audition and interview guides 2023 entry

Audition guides for 2023 entry will be available soon for all courses. If your course does not have a current 2023-entry audition guide listed, the 2022-entry guidance is provided below for reference.

Undergraduate Music

Business

All applicants will be invited to a short interview.

This guide will set out what you will need to prepare for your interview when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Business) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Classical

You have the option of either attending an in-person audition day at our campus, or submitting your materials online by uploading your audition videos.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Classical) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Electronic Music Production

All applicants are invited to submit a portfolio.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to one of our BA (Hons) Music (Electronic Music Production) courses at Leeds Conservatoire.

Film Music

All applicants will be invited to submit a portfolio of material for assessment. You will then be invited to a short interview with our Film Music team.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to one of our Film Music courses at Leeds Conservatoire.

Folk, Roots and Blues

You have the option of either attending an in-person audition day at our campus, or submitting your materials online by uploading your audition videos.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Folk, Roots and Blues) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Jazz

You have the option of either attending an in-person audition day at our campus, or submitting your materials online by uploading your audition videos.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Popular

You have the option of either attending an in-person audition day at our campus, or submitting your materials online by uploading your audition videos.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Popular) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Production

All applicants are invited to submit a portfolio.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to one of our BA (Hons) Music (Production) courses at Leeds Conservatoire.

Songwriting

You have the option of either attending an in-person audition day at our campus, or submitting your materials online by uploading your audition videos.

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting) at Leeds Conservatoire.

Undergraduate Performing Arts

Acting

If you are successful after submitting materials online for Round 1, you will be invited to a Round 2 'in-person' recall audition (if you are UK based).

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Acting at Leeds Conservatoire.

Actor Musician

If you are successful after submitting materials online for Round 1, you will be invited to a Round 2 'in-person' recall audition (if you are UK based).

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Actor Musician at Leeds Conservatoire.

Musical Theatre

If you are successful after submitting materials online for Round 1, you will be invited to a Round 2 'in-person' recall audition (if you are UK based).

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at Leeds Conservatoire.

Please note: Interviews and auditions may be recorded for the purposes of assessing applications.


Audition and interview guides 2022 entry (reference only)

Foundation Degrees (FdA Music Production & FdA Electronic Music Production)

Applicants will be assessed by UCAS application. Some applicants may be invited to submit a portfolio for assessment. 


 

Postgraduate Audition Guides

Your audition, portfolio and/or interview is your chance to demonstrate your suitability to study at postgraduate level at Leeds Conservatoire. Audition fees are no longer charged for any undergraduate or postgraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire.

MA / PGDip Music Audition Guide

This guide will set out what you will need to submit when applying to our MA / PGDip Music course at Leeds Conservatoire.

The process will be in two stages:

  1. Submit materials detailed in the Audition Requirements for assessment
  2. Interview with our MA Music team
MA Dramaturgy

The process will be in 2 stages:

  1. Textual Analysis and Personal Statement (online submission)
  2. Present an idea for a project telling a personal narrative or story (online or in person)
MA Musical Direction

The process will be in 2 stages:

  1. Online Portfolio and Personal Statement
  2. Preparing and performing a song accompaniment, working on a piece with a singer (online or in person) and an interview.
MA Musical Theatre Company

The process will be in 2 stages:

  1. First stage (Online Audition)
  2. Second stage (In-Person Audition or Online Submission)
MA Musical Theatre Creatives

The process will be in 2 stages:

  1. Online Portfolio and Personal Statement
  2. Interview and Task (online or in person)

Please note: Interviews and auditions may be recorded for the purposes of assessing applications.


Help with Audition Travel Costs

In many cases, if you prefer to submit your audition online rather than attend in person, this is an option. However, we don't want travel costs to be a barrier to attending in person auditions or offer holder events at Leeds Conservatoire, so help is available for many applicants where finances are an issue.

For auditions and offer holder events held in person at Leeds Conservatoire, if you are a UK resident you can apply for a refund of your travel costs if you belong to the following backgrounds:

  • Lower income households (income less than £25,000)
  • Underrepresented Ethnically Diverse or Minoritized Communities

If you would like to apply for a refund of your travel costs, please complete our Audition Travel Refund form here.

Please note: Travel cost refunds are for UK residents only and do not apply for locally based workshops/masterclasses or pre-application auditions. Help with travel costs is available specifically to assist applicants who have travel costs relating to their audition or offer holder event in person at Leeds Conservatoire and does not include overnight accommodation or anyone accompanying the auditionee.

International Applicants

A guide to applying for International Students can be found on our International How To Apply page.

Open Days

Find out what it's like to study at Leeds Conservatoire by coming along to one of our Open Days. 

As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you're interested in, you can also chat to our staff and students.

Plus, get immediate access to our On-Demand Open Day.

Open Days
This weekend our graduates Alana Middleton and Amy Clark will be performing at a very exciting event at Open Source… https://t.co/Nqk4wczrJV
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