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Full time | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | 13 months | SEP

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Full time


13 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Music Composition

Course type


Course Summary

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


This module will guide and support the planning, preparation, production and presentation of research related to an area of special musical interest to the student. Initial workshops in advanced research methodology will be followed by individual tutorials and group seminars. Following submission of a 300-word abstract, topics must be discussed with and approved by teaching team; individual tutors will then be assigned and a schedule of supervisions established. Students will be required to present reports on their progress within designated postgraduate research seminars.
Advanced Performance Analysis (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

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.