What will I learn?

Course Overview

  • 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
  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Training in career development, self-promotion and sustainable technique
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Opportunities to work on historical instruments, supported by Informed Performance classes and seminars
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Training in performance analysis and presentation
  • Study of psychology of collaborative performance for conductors and orchestral performance
  • Advanced research training
  • Optional work-based learning module
  • Optional training in advanced teaching skills, outreach, sound recording and arts management
  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme

Which department am I in?

Music

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£21,322.00 (US$ 28,899) per year
This amount is for the first year only. The tuition fee payable in the second year is subject to an annual increase.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,

Cathays Park,

Cardiff,

CF10 3ER, Wales

Full Time (13 months)

Tuition fees
£21,849.00 (US$ 29,613) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,

Cathays Park,

Cardiff,

CF10 3ER, Wales

Entry requirements

For international students

Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered. For the intensive (13 month) course, you will need to achieve an IELTS overall test score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in the reading and writing components, and no lower than 5.5 in the speaking and listening components. For the full-time (2 year) course, you will need to achieve an overall test score of 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any of the four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening). For the full-time (2 year) course you will need to achieve TOEFL iBT 78, 17 in listening and writing components, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking. For the (13 months intensive) course you will need to achieve TOEFL iBT 90, 17 in listening, 20 in reading, writing, and speaking. International applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that their English language ability meets the College’s minimum requirements.

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

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