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What will I learn?

Course Overview

  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians – instrumentalists and singers
  • Wide range of solo and ensemble performance opportunities
  • Tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique, doubling instrument, end-of-line instrument and period instruments
  • Advanced training in chamber music
  • Professional coaching and accompaniment provision
  • Language, movement and drama classes (singers)
  • Specialist, advanced performance classes (instrumentalists)
  • 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
£21,962.00 (US$ 23,798) per year
2 years full time (instrumental): £21,962 (This amount is for the first year only); 2 years full time (voice): £23,298 (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
£22,505.00 (US$ 24,386) Overall cost
13 months intensive (instrumental): £22,505 (This is the full amount), 13 months intensive (voice): £23,811 (This is the full amount).

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.

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

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