M.A. Orchestral Performance (PGDIP/MMus)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • GBP9970 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9880 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Orchestral Performance programmes from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 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.

Description

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Orchestral Performance programmes are available as MMus, MA and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) awards on the following instruments; Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, Horn (French), Oboe, Trombone (Bass), Trombone (Tenor), Trumpet, Viola and Violin.

Key Features of the Orchestral Performance Programmes offered by Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama:

  • 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

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Please contact us directly for advice on late applications
Tuition fee
  • GBP9970 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9880 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

Entry to the postgraduate music programmes is by audition (or by interview for Composition 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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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