Performance (Work-Based Learning), Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10995
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of West London ,
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Programme Structure

Modules

  • Instrumental Studies or Conducting (one)
  • Instrumental Studies or Conducting (two)
  • Dissertation
  • Negotiated Work-based Learning
  • Project.

In addition to these core modules, students will have the opportunity to select three optional modules, ranging from practical based areas such as composition, orchestration and arranging, transcription and chamber music modules, through to theory-based modules in ensemble management:

  • Instrumental Studies One and Two
  • Postgraduate Conducting Studies One and Two
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Negotiated Work-based Learning
  • Composition
  • Performance Project
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Live Event Management
  • Chamber Music Project
  • 2nd Study Conducting
  • Transcription.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants must have the following:

    • a recognised first degree in Music or first or higher degree in other subjects 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.

    International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 10995 International
  • GBP 6950 EU/EEA

Part-time tuition fees: Home and EU students: £3,500; Overseas students: £5,500

Funding

A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students.

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

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