M.A. PGDIP/MA/MMus Composition

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Application deadline: 1 October 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 10,153 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,153 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Key Features of the Composition Performance Programmes

* Specialist tuition in approaches to creativity
* Skills-based composition tutorials and workshops
* Opportunities to work collaboratively with industry professionals
* Advanced performance and recording classes, usually with students from a range of related disciplines
* Full programme of new music performances,presentations and productions

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 performances programme by international artists
* Performance Practice training supported by seminars, tutorials and symposi
* 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

Requirements

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).

MA Programmes

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).

MMus Programmes

If you are completing this course over one year you will need to achieve an overallIELTS 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 overallIELTS 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).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 527
TOEFL iBT® test: 71

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

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