Undergraduate 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.

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.

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 (BA)

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.

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.


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. 


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 at Leeds Conservatoire, so help is available for many applicants where finances are an issue.

For auditions 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

Please download further information and an application form to understand what support we can offer before deciding between in person or online auditions.

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 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.

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