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.
EEA -£8,200; Non-EEA - £16,200
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 ĎTop-Upí 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).
No work experience is required.
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The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is the National Conservatoire of Wales and a leading UK provider of specialist practical and performance-based training in music and drama.