To gain admission to Higher Music Education at Taller de Músics you must make an entrance test, in accordance with the provisions of resolution ENS/503/2017, of March 8th, which establishes the basis of the specific entrance test for higher artistic education.
The objective of the tests is to evaluate the aptitudes of potential candidates and to determine whether or not they are equipped to study for a Bachelor of Music in their chosen speciality. Furthermore, in the event of having more candidates than places, the tests serve to identify those candidates who most merit their place on the course.
* We are waiting for the resolution of the official announcement for the entrance tests of the course 2020-21.
The areas and study modes for which entrance tests have been convened are the following:
Candidates may apply for a maximum of two study modes.
Once the initial call for application is finalised and matriculation is completed in the Bachelor of Music, if there are still unfilled places, there shall be a second round of specific tests in September.
1. High School Diploma/Baccalaureate. Candidates must be in possession of a High School Diploma/Baccalaureate or have passed the University Entrance Test for over 25s, and pass the specific test for the chosen speciality.
Exceptionally, students over the age of 16 who are in the sixth year of professional music or dance education, or who have passed the entrance exam to the sixth year of a professional degree, and wish to access higher artistic studies in music or dance, may also apply, in accordance with the eighth additional provision of Royal Decree 1614/2009 of 26 October, establishing the organisation of higher artistic education regulated by Organic Law 2/2006, of 3 May, on education, modified by Royal Decree 21/2015, of 23 January.
Those students aged 19 or older (or who turn 19 in the year 2015) wishing to join the artistic Bachelor’s studies but who have neither the high school baccalaureate diploma nor the university entrance test for over 25s, must pass a specific test related to high school objectives.
2. Professional Grade qualification. This is also necessary, and in the event of not having this qualification, it is necessary to sit a separate exam prior to the entrance test. Unlike the baccalaureate exam, this test is done in-centre and is not selective, rather the grade obtained is included with rest of the grades for the entrance tests and will be counted jointly.
The following equivalents to the professional grade music qualification are accepted: Plan 42 Professional qualification, Plan 66 Medium Grade Music qualification, LOGSE Medium Grade Qualification, LOE Professional Grade Music qualification, Bachelor’s level qualification in music from a speciality different to that being applied for. The documentation to be presented is the certificate or proof of the same.
Those under the age of 18 must also present:
(for the following documentation the certificate or proof of the same must be presented)
Entrance test results are only valid for matriculation in the same academic year as the test is taken.
The admission of candidates who have passed the tests will be based on the results obtained and calculated in descending order for each area, pathway and study mode.
Transitional provision 1.2 of the decree 63/2001 assumes furthermore, that students coming from a Study Programme derived from the decree 2618/1966, shall ask for the recognition of the subjects in accordance with the established equivalencies.
Students who sit the entrance tests for the Bachelor of Music at the ESEM will be given priority when awarding the available places. The remaining places will be available to the remaining students who have passed the entrance tests in any other Authorised Higher Education Centre.
Registration period: May 2020
Tests calendar: 15th to 18th June 2020
* Orientative dates. We will shortly publish the final calendar specifying the registration period and specific dates for each test.
Access to Taller de Músics ESEM may be undertaken via the transfer of a transcript from another official Spanish higher music education centre. Students who wish to undertake this transfer of a transcript to Taller de Músics ESEM must request admission by filling out the relevant form and submitting a brief academic CV either to the Secretariat of the centre or online. Music performance recordings must be also provided (preferably with links), or own compositions for Composition students. Taller de Músics ESEM would be able to ask for a personal interview with the applicant.
Once the request has been processed, if it is accepted by Taller de Músics ESEM, the student must complete the relevant paperwork in their centre of origin and matriculate in Taller de Músics ESEM within the standard general matriculation period.
Students from centres outside Spain
Students who have begun higher music studies in a centre outside Spain must sit the regular entrance tests and, once these are passed, may request academic recognition of credits if they correspond to studies within the EHEA, or the validation of credits from outside the EHEA.
Students from Taller de Músics ESEM who wish to transfer their transcript to another Spanish higher education centre must follow the procedure set out by the destination centre. In the event of being accepted, students must notify Taller de Músics ESEM Secretariat in writing and attach the official document from the destination centre which demonstrates the acceptance of the transfer. The handling fees for this process will have a cost.
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