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Information for RIAM Music & Drama Exam Candidates

As you will now be aware, as of midnight on Wednesday 21 October, all of Ireland has been placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID. Level 5 restrictions will remain in place for a period of 6 weeks. In line with current NPHET advice in respect of Level 5, we, unfortunately, can no longer offer live RIAM exams during November and cannot guarantee live exams immediately after the initial 6 week period.

In order to help you and your student continue to reach your intended goal, we are offering two flexible options.

Record your pieces from home and upload them during either of the two allotted periods below:

  • 2nd - 6th(12 noon) Nov: Winter Exams, online submission upload (1)
  • 30th Nov - 4th(12 noon) Dec: Winter Exams, online submission upload (2)** 

**results for submissions in the 2nd Winter upload week will be posted in early 2021

You can record your pieces anytime and have them ready well in advance whilst moving onto the next grade, then simply submit later when the time comes.
Alternatively, take more time to prepare and finalize your recording, then upload at the later time.

You don't need to inform us which of the two periods you are planning to submit. Once you have registered for Online Submissions you can upload in your preferred time slot.

We will defer your booking until the Spring Session in 2021 when we hope to hold live Exams again. Please be aware that live Exams will be dependent upon the Government guidelines at that time.

If you prefer to have your exam in person we will host you in a suitable centre, subject to Government guidelines from the Public Health Authority. Due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee your choice of centre or preferred dates, but we will do our best to make a reasonable accommodation.

We will be applying appropriate measures across all venues to ensure the health and safety of our students, families and staff.