Orchestral Conducting, PgDip, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • N/A
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9970
    Tuition (Year)
    5220
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Key Features
  • Conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the orchestra
  • Workshops in keyboard skills and score-reading
  • Observation and participation in RWCMD orchestral rehearsals
  • Rehearsal analysis tutorials
  • Observation of conductors within a professional context
  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
  • Performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines
  • Full programme of orchestral concerts

Programme Structure

Key Features of all Postgraduate 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 (MMus only)
  • Advanced research and specialist performance analysis training (MMus only)
  • Established work placement schemes
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills and arts management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 527

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 71

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry to the postgraduate music programmes is by audition. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training.

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 9970 International
  • GBP 5220 EU/EEA

Funding

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