It is necessary to have passed the corresponding Admission Test –valid for the enrollment, exclusively, in the current academic year– to access the Bachelor of Music. These Admission Tests are developed according to the regulations established by the established by the Resolution EDU/354/2019, and the RESOLUTION ENS/503/2017, of the Generalitat de Catalunya. This resolution establishes the bases of the specific Admission Tests to Artistic Higher Education adapted to the European Higher Education Area (DOGC no. 7330 published on March 16th, 2017).
The objective of the Admission Tests will be to evaluate the aptitudes of the candidates and determine if they have the suitable preparation to study the Bachelor of Music in the chosen specialization. Also, if the number of candidates makes it necessary, it will help to have the judgment elements to decide which of the candidates have more merits to access the available posts. The candidates can register themselves for two different types of specialization, although they only can obtain one place in the Center. In the event of being admitted in both specializations, they must register for the one they indicated as preferential in the Registration Form.
Entrance exams calendar:
The Entrance Exams and auditions will take place at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, C/ Nou de la Rambla 88 (ID card or passport is required for purposes of identification).
The enrollment for the Entrance Exams can be done from April to May
The enrollment is managed online through the following link, that will be active from April
Each applicant can apply up to a maximum of two specializations, areas or types, although he/she can only obtain one place. The passing of the tests leads to the possibility of enrolling in the first Bachelor’s program year and pursuing the studies leading to get the Bachelor of Music Degree.
The Entrance Exams and Auditions will start on June
The specific Entrance Tests are prepared, executed and evaluated by each center according to the criteria determined in the Resolutions published yearly by the Department of Education, by the evaluation committees constituted in each center, by its teaching staff and appointed by the respective director.
The Center, within the framework of its pedagogical and organizational autonomy, sets the criteria for the difficulty level of the analysis or the most representative styles. These criteria indicate the reference pieces to the candidates.
The tests have two parts, A and B. Part A is assessed as Pass or Fail and part B represents 100% of the final grade. It is necessary to pass part A in order to be able to take part B of the test.
– Part A verifies the knowledge and the skills appropriated to access the studies. It has 5 exercises: Melodic dictation, polyphonic dictation, score analysis, audition analysis (and instrumental test for Composition candidates).
– Part B verifies the necessary skills to take advantage of the related studies. The exercises and content are different depending on the specialization you choose:
Classical Music Performance
Performance, style and expression
Jazz and Modern Music Performance
Performance, style and expression
Flamenco Guitar Performance
Performance, style and expression
Writing of a Didactic passage
Assessment of music composed by the candidate
Sight-reading on piano
In each call, there are about 150 places regularly offered among the different specializations and itineraries according to their demand and adapted to their balance and good procedures.
The profile of the Bachelor of Music corresponds to a qualified professional who has achieved the maturity and the necessary technical and humanistic training to choose the professional option most suited to his/her capabilities and interests, through the development of common competencies to the Music degrees and the related specialization.
The regulated professional degrees or studies of similar content and exigency help to prepare the Admission Tests. It is required high-level training in Theory and History of Music and the mastery of one or more instruments. Also, the applicant must possess the specific qualities to study the desired specialty, in the fields of performance, creation or pedagogy.
In the Performance specializations, the future students of the Bachelor of Music are expected to perform the indicated repertoire for Admission Tests with certain technical level and consciousness of the related stylistic features that will allow them to ensure the possibility of achieving the Bachelor during the four years established by the Curriculum.
In the Composition specialization, the idea is to detect a high level of knowledge in the Composition and Analysis Techniques and an acceptable level of familiarity with the main repertoire. Moreover, the pieces provided by the candidates in Composition in the related test are expected to suggest a creative capacity and the possibility of developing a differentiated artistic personality.
The Pedagogy applicants, as well as having a technical and artistic level in their main instrument comparable to the candidates in Performance, are expected to be able to detect sensitivity and resources for the study of several types of scores and the ability to communicate their musical ideas.
The minimum age to access the Bachelor of Music is 16, although those under 18 must follow the procedures indicated below.
According to the current regulations, candidates must be in possession of the High School Diploma (or equivalent) or have passed the University Admission Tests for those over the age of 25.
Applicants who fulfill these requirements, and applicants who can fulfill them before finalizing the enrollment period, can register for the Admission Tests. The same applies to those who provide the certificate that accredits them as having passed the University Admission Tests for those over the age of 25, or those who provide the certificate of having passed the test for applicants who do not meet the academic requirements. With this test, they certify their maturity related to the objectives of the High School Diploma. This test, regulated and organized by the Department of Education, is usually taken in May. The application is usually available at the beginning of April. The test is for people over the age of 18, or who are 18 years old during 2018, who want to access Artistic Higher Education without fulfilling the academic requirements. Exceptionally, students over the age of 16 who are completing the 6th year of professional music or dance education will be able to take them. As well as those students who have passed the Admission Test to the 6th grade of the Spanish professional degree –and want to access the Artistic Higher Education in music or dance– according to the eighth additional disposition of the Royal Decree 1614/2009 of October 26th, which establishes the organization of the Artistic Higher Education regulated by the Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3rd, of education, modified by the Royal Decree 21/2015, of January 23rd.
The access does not require any additional test rather than those legally established. According to the rules regulating the specific Admission Tests to Artistic Higher Education adapted to the European Higher Education Area, privately owned, the access to Artistic Higher Education requires the possession of the related academic requirements and the passing of the specific Admission Tests.
International students that have a High School degree in their country must request the homologation of their degree at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Embassy of Spain in their home country or the Spanish Consulate closest to their hometown. They can also request the “Provisional registration flyer” if the homologation has already been requested, but it has not yet arrived.
Applicants who do not have the Professional Music Degree (established by Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3rd), the Middle Grade in Music (established by the Organic Law 1/1990) or the Teacher Degree (according to the plan approved by Decree 2618/1966) must perform a specific exercise in addition to the two parts of the Admission Tests. The specific exercise is described separately from the exercises of parts A and B.
Regulations for transfers
With respect to the transfer and recognition of credits, the procedures comply with the provisions of the following legal statutes:
- Resolution ENS/2869/2011, of 21 November, on the recognition and transfer of credits, validation of learning, recognition of individual credits and other specific procedures in the field of higher artistic education.
- Resolution ENS/27/2016, of January 11, amending Resolution ENS/2869/2011, of November 21, on the recognition and transfer of credits, validation of learning, recognition of individual credits and other procedures specific in the field of higher artistic education.
- Royal Decree 1618/2011, of 14 November, on the recognition of studies in the field of Higher Education.
Applicants who wish to access the Bachelor in Higher Artistic Education in Music through a file transfer can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to request the start of the procedure. The Center reserves the right to request an audition or interview with which it can be proven that the interpretative or creative level of the interested party corresponds to the requirements of the course in which he would join, in order to verify the guarantees to successfully complete the desired studies.
Applicants with special needs:
Applicants with specific educational needs derived from physical, psychological or sensory disabilities or other serious disorders, which have official recognition, may request the additional resources necessary to participate in the access exam, presenting the application for technical or material supports together with the documents indicated to the following link at the registry of the Department of Teaching (Via Augusta, 202, 08021 Barcelona).
Photocopy of National Identity Document (DNI), Passport or NIE.
High School Diploma or accreditation of having passed the University Admission Tests for those over the age of 25, or Test of the Generalitat to access Artistic Higher Education.
Proof of payment of the Admission Test validated by the Banking Entity.
Document certifying the passing of the Spanish professional degree (if you have it).
Deliver all the scanned documents requested to the email address:superior@conservatori‐liceu.es
Liceu Conservatory, Nou de la Rambla 88.
(On the test day, you must bring the original DNI or the passport to identify yourself).
If you have a username and password, you can pre-register directly.
Otherwise, in the following step, you will have to register as a new user to be able to make the pre-enrollment.
Complete the form.
Deadline for pre-enrollment: The pre-enrollment period will usually be open from the beginning of April until mid-June. You may consult the website www.conservatoriliceu.es regularly for updated information.
Passing the Entrance Tests:
The passing of the Entrance Tests, together with the academic admission requirements, allows participating in the admission procedure of the studies. The passed test only serves for the current call course.
The final marks and qualification of the Admission Tests are given according to a consideration established by the Center according to RESOLUTION ENS/503/2017. The admission of the candidates having passed the Tests is done on decreasing order of marks obtained individually for each field, type, and itinerary.
Regarding people who have a Middle / Professional Grade and have passed both parts of the test: the consideration of the two parts of the test (A and B) by 95% and the addition of 0.5 points determine the result. Regarding people who do not have the Middle / Professional Grade and have passed both parts of the test: the consideration of the two parts of the test (A and B) by 95% and the addition of the marks, between 0 and 10 points without decimals, determines the result of the exercise for people who do not have the Middle / Professional Grade by 5%.
Once the ordinary call has been completed, and the enrollment made, if there are vacancies left in the Center, it can be held the second call for specific tests. The candidates who, having passed the Tests in the ordinary call, have not obtained a place in the Center will have to do all the exercises again if they take the extraordinary call.
Communication of the results:
The following week of the Admission Tests –and according to the results– the website of the Liceu Conservatory will publish a provisional list of the admitted applicants. Then, it will be opened a brief period to present possible amendments and resignations. After about two days, the Definitive List will be published, and the future students will receive an email telling them they are admitted and the period in which they can formalize their enrollment. If a candidate does not complete the registration during this period, we will understand that he resigns from the place.
Communication about the start of the enrollment period:
Once the results of the Admission Tests and the admission list are published, the Center will contact the future students to inform them about the period in which they can formalize their enrollment.
The admitted students will receive an Enrollment Guide to facilitate them the process. Those who have not formalized the process within the established period, or who have not made a request for cancellation before the date set to email@example.com, will be enrolled from the Centre’s Secretariat, allocating them in groups and schedules according to availability.
In the same way, the admitted applicants will receive the date of the first course fee payment, information on credit transfer and recognition, the leaflet regarding the European regulations on Data Protection (according to EU Regulation 2016/679 of the Parliament and the Council) and other information regarding the Chamber Music and Combos courses.
1st Year students: the first week of July after the publication of the results of the Admission Tests. In case of the extraordinary call, in the second week of September.
2nd, 3rd and 4th Year Students: From June’s first week, when the students will receive a communication with instructions in this regard.
The student has a maximum of 6 academic years to complete the Bachelor’s Degree. However, the Center may authorize extensions –requested by the interested student– with exceptional character and due to justified reasons.
There are two types of enrollment:
Full-time: enrollment in 60 or more credits in an academic year.
Part-time: enrollment in at least 30 credits in an academic year.
Minimum credits required in the first year:
The new full-time student must obtain 30 credits in his/her first academic year, between basic and compulsory courses.
The new part-time student must obtain 15 credits in his/her first academic year, between basic and compulsory courses.
In exceptional cases, the student will be able to present a justification request addressed to the management of the Center, which could issue a favorable resolution allowing the student to continue his/her studies despite not having reached the minimum credits required.
Regarding the rules of permanence in the cases of students with special educational needs, it is desirable that to improve the disability training, students with disabilities will not be subject to the minimum limits of enrollment credits.
Students with disabilities:
The Liceu Conservatory recognizes, in the framework established by Law 51/2002 of December 2nd, equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for people with disabilities.
To guarantee equal opportunities, the Center may consider a reduction in the minimum number of enrolment credits for students with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, at the request of the interested person, and considering the personal circumstances duly justified.
The Center will make a curricular adaptation where the competencies and adapted contents will have to be similar to those planned in the Curriculum.
At the end of the studies, the student will have passed the total number of credits planned.
The curricular adaptation will be specified in the Degree’s European Supplement, where appropriate.
Submit the following documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Direct debit order document (SEPA), completed and signed by the account holder.
Document of Data Protection completed and signed.
Copy of the Social Security affiliation number.
Photo (uploaded to the user data account).
Access the private area through DNI or Passport (with the letter in capitals)
Start of the Enrollment Period
Confirm the predetermined Specialization/Type. Students who have passed the tests in two specialties will have to choose only one option.
Select groups and timetables of the different courses.
Select the instrument Teacher (the assignment will not be final until the related Department approves and consents it)
Print the enrollment (optional)
End of the Process
Review and fill out the student’s personal file with special attention to bank details (IBAN is essential)
Once the student fills the file, he/she will have to print the SEPA document, sign it and return it to the Center via email to email@example.com
Once the enrollment period has finished, the Center will proceed to charge the first fee.
The enrollment will not be considered definitive, and the student will not be able to access the Center until the payment of the fee has been satisfactorily completed and the documents requested properly filled and delivered.
The enrollment modifications can only be requested before the start of the classes. Once the classes have started, the extension of a course will only be accepted provided there are places available, and there is a justified cause.
In all programs, if the resignation occurs before the start of the classes, the amount of the first-period fee will be returned (except for administrative expenses). The resignations after this term will lose the right to refunds.
Reception and tutoring sessions
At the start of the academic year, there is an informational meeting aimed at newly admitted students, and several meetings with the corresponding Heads of Department and with those responsible for certain subjects of a transversal nature so that the new students are informed and have guidance in the his start of higher studies.
The Center organizes specific welcome and orientation meetings for newly admitted students and for the rest of the students during the first days of the academic year. In the case of newly admitted students, the aim is especially to facilitate the adaptation of these new students. Likewise, student tutoring is regulated by the Center’s Tutorial Action Plan.