Master Performance (Work-Based Learning)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10995 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of West London | London, United Kingdom
This course is designed for students working primarily as instrumentalists, composers or conductors. Attendance for lectures is as limited as possible, with the remaining tuition delivered by one-to-one contact time through the tutorial system and via the e-learning platform.

Description of Performance (Work-Based Learning)


The course aims to equip you with a breadth of skills and information enabling you to develop your careers within today's music industry. Provision is made for students' professional work to form part of the assessment process, particularly with regard to practical components of the course.

The course is structured around the needs of the professional performing musician. Central to this is the further development of advanced, technically assured and artistically informed performance skills. These are supplemented by more narrowly defined skills, which relate to and arise directly from each chosen area of specialist work.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10995 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6950 Year (EEA)
Start date January  2016, September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core modules
  • Instrumental Studies 1 and 2 or Conducting 1 and 2
  • Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Dissertation or Performance Project.
You will also choose three modules from a range that covers practical-based areas like composition, orchestration and arranging, and transcription, to theory-based options like ensemble management:
  • Postgraduate Orchestration and Arranging (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate Chamber Music Project (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate 2nd Study Conducting (Work-based Learning)
  • Postgraduate Transcription (Work-based Learning)
  • Live Event Management (Work-based Learning).

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Performance (Work-Based Learning)

  • A recognised First Degree in music.
  • First or Higher degree in other subjects but with relevant musical experience to the required level(diploma level or director of music exams).
  • Necessary prior experience to meet the demands of the course.

Work Experience for Performance (Work-Based Learning)

No work experience is required.

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