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Artist Diploma in Opera

UK

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What will I learn?

The Artist Diploma (ArtDip) in Opera is designed for students with the potential to become professional opera singers. The programme is rich in individual and class provision as well as performance opportunities. Students will develop not just their vocal technique, but also their acting skills and the number of roles in their repertoire.

The Royal College of Music's Artist Diploma (ArtDip) Programmes represent the highest level of taught postgraduate study. They are aimed at musicians who want to hone their skills by working intensively on areas of their artistic development. Places on our Artist Diploma programmes are only offered to students who have already demonstrated a high level of ability at master’s level.

The Artist Diploma in Opera may be studied for up to two years. The duration for individual students will depend on their individual progress and readiness for assessment. Most students will complete the programme over two years and it will be assumed that a student will complete after two years, unless they discuss a wish to complete within one year with their Head of Faculty.

Most teaching on the Artist Diploma in Opera takes place within the RCM Opera Studio. Practical experience is gained through performance of operatic scenes and the opportunity to participate in our fully staged operatic productions.

Career development

The RCM’s Creative Careers Centre, which is recognised internationally for its innovative approach to supporting young musicians, provides an unparalleled service to current students and recent alumni. The dedicated team partners with leading consultants, reputable arts organisations and local communities, delivering unique career-building opportunities and a direct route to the music industry.

The work of the Creative Careers Centre allows students to discover their professional identity, gain hands-on experience and new skills, develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and build a fulfilling professional portfolio.

Extensive performance and teaching opportunities are available, as well as valuable guidance on CV and biography writing, concert programming, communication skills, project management, marketing and publicity, online promotion, financial matters and how to develop a business idea.

Which department am I in?

Royal College of Music

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£27,650.00 (US$ 34,017) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road,

London,

Kensington And Chelsea,

SW7 2BS, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£27,650.00 (US$ 34,017) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road,

London,

Kensington And Chelsea,

SW7 2BS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require a first degree or diploma or equivalent qualification, usually in music. They may require a first degree with a 2:1 class or above in music or a related subject such as education, psychology or biology. Other degrees, professional qualifications, or experience may be considered.

For international students

Candidates require a postgraduate diploma or a master’s degree in music, or equivalent experience. All offers for performers are made based on their performance at audition. The RCM welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and alternative qualifications may be considered. Students need an overall IELTS score of 5.5 in all four components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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