WHO IS SELECTED FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION?
All who apply for admission to the Bachelor programme Music Management, will have their applications assessed at the first round of the entrance examination.
FORM AND CONTENT OF THE EXAMINATION
The entrance examination is in two rounds:
1st round is an assessment of the written application.
2nd round consists of a bound assignment, followed by a presentation of your solution, a presentation of a project of your own choosing as well as an interview. The entrance examination will be online.
At the 1st round of the entrance examination, an assessment panel will assess the written application.
You are not present.
In assessing the application, the panel will consider:
- Your ability to reflect and express yourself in writing.
- Your general familiarity with the music industry.
- Your experience in developing and/or managing projects within the music industry or related industries.
- Your motivation for applying.
No emphasis will be placed on whether or not you can play an instrument. The programme does not aim towards educating musicians in managing their own careers.
The assessment panel consists of three examiners.
You will be assessed according to a 100 point scale, which is a subdivision of the Danish 7 step grading scale. A minimum of 40 points, corresponding to 02 in the Danish 7 step grading scale, is required to pass the entrance examination.
The assessment is given, related to the level required to commence the programme.
SELECTION AFTER 1ST ROUND
Based on the assessment, a number of applicants are selected to advance to the 2nd round of the entrance examination.
It is a requirement that you pass the 1st round, to advance to the 2nd round.
All applicants who do not advance to the second round are offered a brief, five-minute telephone conversation with the responsible internal examiner, who will elaborate on the assessment result on the basis of the assessment criteria used.
2ND ROUND - online presentation & INTERVIEW
The 2nd round of the entrance examination falls in two parts, conducted online - presentation and interview.
Before the presentation and the interview, you must solve a bound assignment. 40 minutes before the entrance examination starts, you will be welcomed by a host, who will ensure that you know how the examination will be carried out. The host will upload the bound assignment via the chat function in Zoom. You then have 30 minutes to solve the assignment. The host will let you know when the 30 minutes have past, and after another 5 minutes, the entrance examination will start. You get two assignments and then choose which one to solve. The bound assignment is to be solved individually. The assignment will be based on a realistic scenario from the music business. You will then present your solution when the presentation starts.
- Presentation of your solution to the bound assignment.
Duration: 5 minutes.
- Presentation of own project. You will present a music business relevant project that you have worked on in the past. You must prepare the presentation in advance. If your presentation contains visual elements (powerpoint, etc.) you can use the “share screen” function in the meeting programme (Zoom).
Duration: 5 minutes.
- Individual interview, based upon the written application, your solution to the bound assignment and the presentation of your own project.
You will at the interview have the opportunity to expand on and put your professional goals into perspective as well as your motivation for applying.
Duration: 10 minutes.
Presentation and interview will be conducted with a panel consisting of three examiners.
You are not allowed to bring other persons to the entrance examination.
ASSESSMENT OF THE 2ND ROUND
After the 2nd round, an overall assessment of your presentations and the interview is undertaken.
In the assessment, emphasis is placed on:
- Your professional competences, including your skills in idea development and innovation.
- Your ability to reflect.
- Your ability to develop and realise projects in the music business, both individually and with others.
- Your visions for your future professional life as well as your motivation for applying.
You will be assessed according to a 100 point scale, which is a subdivision of the Danish 7 step grading scale. A minimum of 40 points, corresponding to 02 in the Danish 7 step grading scale, is required to pass the audition.
The assessment is given, related to the level that is required to commence the programme.
AFTER THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
Following the second round of the entrance examination, a number of applicants are selected for admission. The selection is made on the basis of the results obtained in the first and second rounds. The selection process will also take into account the requirements of the music business.
Normally, seven students are admitted to the programme. Due to the limited number of study places available, the RMC may reject some applicants even if they have passed the entrance examination.
Applicants will receive an e-mail informing them of whether or not they have been admitted.
All applicants who are not admitted will be offered a brief, eight-minute telephone conversation with the responsible internal examiner, who will elaborate on the assessment result on the basis of the assessment criteria used.
A limited number of applicants who are qualified for admission, but who have not been admitted due to a lack of places available, may be offered a place on a waiting list. In the period up to 1 June, applicants on the waiting list may be offered admission.
ILLNESS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
Illness must be documented by medical certificate if you wish to have the opportunity to take a make-up examination. The medical certificate must be provided no later than three days after the examination date. The Conservatory will determine the date of any make-up examination, and you will be notified of this as soon as possible. It will not be possible to take the make-up examination at any other time than that set by RMC. You are responsible for paying the cost of the medical certificate.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION LANGUAGE
The entrance examination is normally conducted in Danish. In cases where the applicant does not speak or understand Danish, the examination is carried out in English.