For the last 4 or so years I've taught myself how to compose music, that in recent months has become quite complex structually and orcehstral. I've also read books on composition and orchestration and learned a lot. However I don't have a music grade and at College I'm doing a BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology, as opposed to a more academic course.
However, now that I'm planning to go onto uni I want to learn the more academic side of composition! I'd love to be able to write proper music for the orchestra and learn the things I've missed out on, but because of my lack of academic knowledge I feel I won't be able to do this.
Basically I was hoping someone here might be able to tell me what I need to learn/what exams I need to do etc. to get to a level where I can do a more academic course in music composition. Also I'm not even sure what kind of courses in that subject are avaliable for undergraduates.
Any help is very much appriciated!
Thanks in advance!