Tonmeister: Selection Procedure

All applications to the Tonmeister course must by made via the UCAS application system (www.ucas.ac.uk). Candidates who, from their application form, seem promising will be invited to an interview day (these normally fall on Wednesdays between mid-January and the end of March). A promising application form will normally show evidence of the required levels of musical performance ability (eg. an achieved or pending Grade 7 or 8 pass) and academic attainment (eg. achieved or pending good A-level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Music or Music Technology), and will demonstrate the applicant's interest in, enthusiasm for and motivation toward the study of Audio Engineering, Music and Sound Recording.

Each interview day will normally include a talk about the course and the admissions procedure, playback of recordings made by Tonmeister students, an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, a short musical test (relating to aural and harmony skills, analysis and repertoire), a questionnaire which will explore your knowledge of sound recording, free admission to a lunchtime concert, individual interviews with academic staff, an audition where appropriate, and a tour of the Department and of the University given by current students who will also be able to answer your questions from a student perspective. Applicants not offering Mathematics, Physics and/or Music qualifications which we recognise as being completely equivalent to UK A-levels may additionally be asked to take a short test, based on A-level examinations in these subjects.

Additionally, the University runs a Parents' Programme on all interview days.

After the interview process, offers will be made to the best applicants and these offers will normally be conditional on grades in A-level examinations or similar qualifications.

We are perfectly happy to accept applications for deferred entry to the course and these will be treated in exactly the same way as applications for the current year. Please note, however, that: