|Application deadline:||Please contact us directly for advice on late applications|
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|Start date:||September 2014, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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Orchestral Performance programmes are available as MMus, MA and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) awards on the following instruments; Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Horn (French), Oboe, Percussion (Orchestral) & Timpani, Trombone (Bass), Trombone (Tenor), Trumpet and Tuba.
Key Features of the Orchestral Performance Programmes
* Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
* Participation in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and/or Welsh National Opera placement schemes
* Mentoring scheme with industry professionals
* Orchestral and sectional rehearsal and performance opportunities at RWCMD
* Specialist, advanced orchestral repertoire performance tuition
* Advanced tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique, doubling instrument, end-of-line instruments and period instruments
* Professional accompaniment provision
Key Features of all Programmes
* Two year, full time programmes starting in September
* One year intensive programmes available in some cases
* Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
* Training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique
* International masterclass series
* Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
* Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposia
* Training in performance analysis and presentation (MA and MMus)
* Advanced research and specialist performance analysis training (MMus only)
* Established work placement schemes
* Optional training in advanced teaching skills and arts management
* Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire
Entry to the postgraduate music programmes is by audition (or by interview for Composition and Creative Audio and New Media applicants). Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Composition applicants will be asked to send examples of their creative work to discuss at interview.
Minimum entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in music (2:1 or higher for Masters applicants) or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.
Applicants who already have a postgraduate diploma or equivalent qualification in music may be eligible for entry to the one year MA Top-Up programme.
International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain a recognised English language qualification e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent. Minimum English language requirements are different for different levels. Please check the list below for specific levels:
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
You will need to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking components (or equivalent qualification).
You will need to achieve an overall IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking components (or equivalent qualification).
If you are completing this course over one year you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 7.0with no lower than 6.5 in reading and writing and no lower than 5.5 in listening and speaking components (or equivalent qualification).
If you are completing this course over two years you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 6.5with no lower than 6.0 in reading and writing and no lower than 5.5 in listening and speaking components (or equivalent qualification).
The college awards a number of scholarships (including entrance scholarships for musicians) worth between £500 and £15,000 per year. You do not need to apply for a scholarship - the college will consider the eligibility of all candidates based on their performance at audition and throughout their programme of study.
The RWCMD Scholarship Programme is supported by:
* The Leverhulme Trust
* The Wolfson Foundation
* Richard Carne Trust
* EMI Music Sound Foundation
* D'Oyly Carte Trust
* Welsh Livery Guild
* Sophie Silver Lining Trust
* Joseph Strong Fraser Charitable Trust
* David Seligman OBE FRWCMD and Philippa Seligman
RWCMD Access Bursary
The bursary is available for students who will start the 1st year of undergraduate studies in 2013/14 and students who started their 1st year of undergraduate studies in September 2012 and are returning to their second year of study.
To qualify you must be offered and accept a guaranteed place at RWCMD. You must also be a Home, UK student with a confirmed household income of £19,000* or less. The amount available is £350* (*these are 2012/13 figures and are likely to change for 2013/14).
The bursary is payable in one sum in term 3, after a students term 3 attendance has been confirmed.
How to Apply
When you apply for your Student Funding from Student Finance Wales / England / Northern Ireland / Scotland (SAAS) the information you provide in your application is used to assess your eligibility, you must have consented to share your information with Universities. If you meet the above criteria; and have supplied approved evidence of your household income in completing your student finance application and NOT opting out of agreeing to share information, your Access Bursary will be assessed automatically, and you will not need to take any further action. If you need to check if you have agreed to share information you should contact the Student Loans Company directly.
How the Bursary is Paid
Students from England and Wales:
Students awarded the bursary will receive a confirmation letter usually in the middle of term 3, and the funds will be transferred into the students bank account by the Student Loan Compnany, shortly after receiving the letter, in term 3.
Students from Scotland and Northern Ireland:
Payment will not be generated automatically by Studnet Loan Company (SLC), but the college will make payment on review of the list of eligible students as provided by SLC.