You are required to remain at your computer throughout the exam. If you leave the computer, we will not be able to accept answers provided by you after the point of leaving the computer.
Yes, the Digital Music Theory exams are regulated in exactly the same way as the paper-based exams.
No, the exam is available on demand and can be taken at any point. The exam must be taken within 28 days of booking the exam.
Yes, the Digital Music Theory exams are available from Grades 1-8 with immediate effect.
You will receive a fully regulated digital certificate if you pass your exam. This will be delivered to the candidate's email address. Visit the digital certificates pages of our website to find out more.
The paper exams continue to run as they always have. There are no changes to the paper-based exam.
The questions for both versions of the exams are the same. Some adaptations are made in the Digital Music Theory exams to allow for the fact the candidate is answering on screen and using a notation tool. Both versions of the exams have the same emphases on musical knowledge, literacy, harmony, theory and composition.
The Theory of Music workbooks and practice papers can be used to prepare for both paper-based and Digital Music Theory exams. Find out more about our workbooks and practice papers.
A full explanation of how the system works can be found on the Proctoring of Digital Music Theory exams page.
No, the digital requirements have been added to the exisiting Theory of Music syllabus as it is the same qualification.
The exams are marked by a member of Trinity's Music Theory marker panel.
Once your exam has been marked, your total score will be displayed in the applicant's dashboard. A digital certificate will follow shortly afterwards.
The recording of your exam taken by the proctoring system is stored securely on their servers and accessed only by TCL personnel for the purposes of investigating any possible malpractice. It is deleted after 30 days.