Studying at the Academy

Thousands of successful musicians started their careers at the Academy: household names from Sir Simon Rattle to Sir Elton John, and countless others who make their living in every branch of the music profession. We can't wait to see who's next.

Deciding where to study is an important decision. We're sure that you'll have a lot of questions – if this website doesn't answer them all, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Explore our courses

If you're interested in studying at the Academy but are not sure which course would be right for you, try our course finder.

How to apply

How to apply

Talent. Work ethic. Potential. These are the three elements we're looking for in every application we receive. If you meet the entry requirements, we want to hear from you.

Talent. Work ethic. Potential. These are the three elements we're looking for in every application we receive. If you meet the entry requirements, we want to hear from you.

Book an open day

We launched our first-ever Virtual Open Days in September 2020. Check out all our content here: ram.ac.uk/opendays

Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Joining us from overseas?

For our overseas applicants, in-person auditions aren't always possible. Find out how else you can audition for your place at the Academy.

Meet your mentor

Meet your mentor

Your professor will be one of the most significant musical influences of your life. We know how vital it is to find someone who brings out the best in you.

Your professor will be one of the most significant musical influences of your life. We know how vital it is to find someone who brings out the best in you.

Music's future


Music's future

What’s it like to study at the Academy? Download our prospectus to find out more.

What’s it like to study at the Academy? Download our prospectus to find out more.