What will I learn?

Overview

The recent launch of our Eastside Jazz Club has helped consolidate the integral role that Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has to play in the city. While Birmingham’s thriving jazz scene has been established over many years, our bespoke venue strengthens the promise of exciting future developments in this area.

It is in this context that we offer our taught postgraduate courses in Jazz. Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, these programmes provide high quality advanced-level tuition, enabling you to specialize either as a Jazz performer or instigator.

These courses also provide excellent opportunities for you to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

What's covered in the course?

  • Regular individual specialist tuition from professional jazz musicians active on today’s scene.
  • Emphasis on the art of improvisation.
  • Regular opportunities to rehearse and perform with small and large jazz ensembles.
  • Priority access to guest masterclass sessions.
  • The chance to develop a distinctive musical voice.
  • In PgDip and MMus, a core career development module designed to get you thinking about your future professional plans.
  • In PgDip and MMus, the flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development modules designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.

Which department am I in?

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£23,600.00 (US$ 31,987) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire,

200 Jennens Road,

Birmingham,

B4 7XR, England

Full Time (30 months)

Tuition fees
£26,000.00 (US$ 35,239) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire,

200 Jennens Road,

Birmingham,

B4 7XR, England

Entry requirements

For international students

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK.

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

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