Entry Requirements – BA (Hons) Theology & Music

Instrumentalists or singers applying for the Theology and Music programme are expected to demonstrate a very good performance level on instrument or voice. This should normally be equivalent to Grade 7 or above. Particular importance is attached to the interview and audition, where students have the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills and general music knowledge, and we recognise that a student may not have progressed through an examination system. For international students, a validated audition-recording is acceptable in lieu of an audition on campus. A standard of Grade 5 or equivalent is required in music theory, and a completed music theory paper and information profile giving specific details of an applicant’s musical training and experience will be requested prior to auditioning.

First study composers applying for this programme must possess a thorough knowledge of music theory somewhat beyond Grade 5 level and might typically have studied music A-level. They should prepare a portfolio of existing compositions, to be sent prior to interview, and have proven performance ability in at least one instrument. Piano/organ is ideal, and a standard of around grade 7. Experience of score writing software is desirable, but not required.

The requirements above are in addition to the institutional entry conditions for study at London School of Theology. These require that students must demonstrate the ability to successfully undertake an undergraduate programme of this nature. This will normally mean two A levels plus three different GCSE passes at grade C or above (one GCSE must be English) or equivalent for students under 21. Mature students (aged 21 and over) without these qualifications will be considered individually. If you do not meet any of the above entry requirements, please contact a member of the music and worship department who will be happy to discuss your situation informally.

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