Please see Filling In Your Application For UK Conservatoires via UCAS for further assistance with this process.

Advanced Diploma (Opera) on UCAS

These requirements are for students auditioning to start their studies at the Academy in September 2023. Until specified otherwise, these requirements also apply for auditions in future years. Some audition requirements may change: please check back here regularly. You are welcome to contact the Admissions Team (admissions@ram.ac.uk) or the department administrator (opera@ram.ac.uk) if you have any queries.

Opera

3 October deadline, 6pm UK time:

Deadline for all candidates for London or Video auditions to submit the UCAS Conservatoires application.

Then:

28 October deadline:

  • London in-person candidates: deadline to create your profile in the Acceptd portal, with your referee contact details.
  • Video candidates: deadline to upload audition recordings (including the spoken English introduction) into the Acceptd portal, details are on our video auditions page. You will need to create a profile in the Acceptd portal into which you upload your audition recording, the list of all the works in your programme, your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and your spoken English introduction.
    The recordings do not have to be in a single 'take' but should be from the same recording session.

If you also wish to be considered for postgraduate Vocal Studies, please add a choice in your UCAS Conservatoires profile for the Vocal Studies course, and you will also need to create a Vocal Studies choice in Acceptd with the appropriate repertoire and any written requirements for that course choice.

Repertoire

You should prepare four contrasting operatic arias in a variety of languages, one of which must be sung in English or English translation.

Audition and Recall

The opera auditions take place at the Academy on 8 & 9 December and 12 to 15 December (round one).
In-person Recalls (round two) will be on 15 and 16 December.

Video candidates have a video round and a recall: you will need to create a profile in the Acceptd portal into which you upload your audition recordings and your Spoken English introduction.

You should upload:

  • two contrasting operatic arias in different languages
  • your current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • a list of all four arias you have prepared
  • your Spoken English introduction.

You will be contacted in the week commencing 14 November and we will tell you if you have been selected for recall.

The recall panel will select one aria from the remaining two arias in your list. You will choose the second aria, which can be from your first submission, or it can be the fourth aria.

Written requirements

You are not required to submit written work for this course.

Repetiteur

The Repetiteur application deadline for UCAS Conservatoires is 13 January 2023.

Round One of the audition process is by video upload into Acceptd (Postgraduate Application / Postgraduate - Performance):

You should prepare two ensemble scenes, with at least three main characters, from two operas and be able to play them and sing in the vocal lines as far as possible. Also you should include your Spoken English introduction (see 'How to prepare your recording' on our Video auditions page)

The upload deadline is 20 January 2023, and the recall round is in March 2023 (dates to be confirmed).

Application Fee

We assess everyone who applies on time and pays their application and assessment fee.

Information on the assessment fee and waivers can be found in the Your Application pages of our website, please click on the link below.

Your Application website pages