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Professional Diploma (Performance) - Viola de Gamba (Historical Performance)


What will I learn?

Programme Aims a) To provide musicians with a bridge to a successful career in performance/composition. b) To encourage the development of particular professional specialisms. c) To provide a programme of study appropriate to the specialised needs of individual students. d) To encourage the development of performers/composers with distinctive and original artistic personalities. e) To create an artistic and educational environment where performers/composers can reach the highest possible standards and consolidate their technical skills. f) To give regular opportunities for performance in wide range of contexts, both competitive and non-competitive or to give regular opportunities for artists. g) To stimulate habits of self-awareness and self-criticism that will prepare students for the challenges of the music profession. h) To encourage students to develop repertoire interests that will help promote their performance careers or to help students become aware of current compositional trends and how these connect to their own interests.

Which department am I in?

Royal Academy of Music

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,600.00 (US$ 30,882) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

11 September 2023


Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Marylebone Road,


NW1 5HT, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A performance standard at least equivalent to recognised postgraduate degrees and a clear sense of a direction (specialism) for further study. IELTS Academic, IELTS Indicator: 7.0 overall with at least 5.5 for reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL iBT: Overall 95, with minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

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


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