Entrance profile

Access to Bachelor's level education requires some academic prerequisites and the passing of a specific entrance exam which is undertaken with sufficient notice to permit the posterior administration of the admissions procedures prior to the start of the course. The specific entrance tests are used to assess the student's level of achievement in the capabilities and competences necessary to enter the courses of study at Bachelor's level.


Performance Speciality
The profile of a student taking the performance speciality course in Jazz and Modern Music or in the area of traditional Music, Flamenco, is one who knows the styles, historical periods and representative groups of these musics. The student must be capable of recognising typical forms, both aurally and from a musical score, and to comfortably express themselves with adequate rhythm and harmony. Additionally, they must show a tendency to construct their own, personalised sound, relating breathing with the musical phrase and have the know-how to perform and improvise in different styles, demonstrating the technical dexterity with their instrument necessary to embark on Bachelor's level studies without particular difficulty. They must also know how to write and read musical notation with a degree of fluency. Furthermore, they must know how to employ the study strategies that will permit them to overcome academic or practical challenges, must be able to express artistic opinions and assessments in a respectful and coherent way, as well as demonstrate the ability to work individually or in groups.


Composition Speciality
The profile of a student taking the Composition speciality is one who knows the styles, historical periods and most representative groups. Students must be capable of recognising typical forms, both aurally and from a musical score, and be comfortable rhythmically and harmonically. They must know how to write and read musical notation. They must also demonstrate basic knowledge of instrumentation, counterpoint, and choral music. Additionally, they must display a tendency to relate knowledge, capacities and abilities to construct music. Furthermore, they must be able to come up with their own work strategies that permit them to overcome academic or practical challenges, must be able to express artistic opinions and assessments in a respectful and coherent way, as well as demonstrate the ability to work individually or in groups.


Music Pedagogy Speciality
The profile of a student taking the Music Pedagogy speciality is one who knows the representative styles, historical periods and groups of the jazz and modern music area. Students must be capable of recognising typical forms, both aurally and from a musical score, and to comfortably express themselves with adequate rhythm and harmony. Additionally, they must show a tendency to construct their own, personalised sound, relating breathing with the musical phrase and have the know-how to interpret and improvise in different styles, demonstrating the technical dexterity with their instrument necessary to embark on Bachelor's level studies without particular difficulty. They must know how to write and read musical notation with a degree of fluency, as well as be able to create a didactic premise with a particular end in mind and with the objective of achieving particular results. Additionally, they must know how to employ the study strategies that will permit them to overcome academic or practical challenges, must be able to express artistic opinions and assessments in a respectful and coherent way, as well as demonstrate the ability to work individually or in groups. Lastly, they must also demonstrate the ability to organise the sequence of project development phases, must be capable of organising and preparing an oral defence of subjects related to musical events or to the management of cultural policies in the musical sphere, and must show the ability to work individually and in teams.