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Professional Performance AdvPgDip (post-Masters level 8) Birmingham City University




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The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (APD) is at 'post-masters level' and is therefore for you if you are a postgraduate performer who already has a Masters degree and are beginning to accept professional level engagements. The course will help you to raise your performance standards to the next level, with highly specialized one-to-one tuition in the department most relevant to your specialism. The Professional Performance Adv PgDip allows you to take on performance engagements inside and outside Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as part of your course. This postgraduate degree will help support and advance your career as a professional musician or performer.

The course revolves around your individual needs, strategic goals and enthusiasms. To get the most out of it, you'll need to be highly self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative. There is an expectation that, with the support of your course tutors, you'll take advantage of being on the course to seek out and maximise professional development opportunities which will be strategically useful to your developing career. In other words, this is not a course leading to the start of your career, but one which you take alongside it in its early stages. The principal aim is that, when you graduate, not only will your professional life be well under way, but you'll also have developed the confidence and skills to go on shaping it.

This postgraduate degree will help support and advance your career as a professional musician or performer. You'll develop your already advanced skills with high-quality, 1:1 tuition and professional performance opportunities.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Professional Performance AdvPgDip (post-Masters level 8).

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£22,000.00 (19,62,957) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Birmingham Conservatoire

Paradise Place,


West Midlands,

B3 3HG, England

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all components) or equivalent is required

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