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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Conducting (Music) Singing (Choral)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview
Designed for recent graduates and suitably qualified mature students, our taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Choral Conducting courses provide the technical training, collaborative opportunities and podium time necessary to help you prepare for a career as a professional conductor. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is currently the most exciting destination for choral conductors, with an active recording and concert schedule.
Our established Choral Conducting specialism allows you to work with a dedicated chamber choir, rehearsing and performing a variety of works throughout your training. You'll be offered tailored individual tuition from our principal conducting tutor Paul Spicer (Finzi Singers), and will also come into contact with Jeffrey Skidmore (Ex Cathedra) through the Conservatoire’s Chamber Choir.
It's normal for conducting students to be proactive in presenting performances of projects that they've generated themselves. You'll receive support and professional advice in pursuing such projects, which should be viewed as an essential element of your studies. Both PgDip and MMus courses provide excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.


What's covered in the course?
Regular individual specialist tuition.
Vocal lessons.
Opportunities to join orchestral conducting classes.
A dedicated chamber choir, ‘Camerata’, managed and nurtured by students on the course.
Involvement in rehearsals of the Conservatoire’s highly acclaimed Chamber Choir, which has a regular and highly successful recording programme.
Many other choral singing opportunities within the Conservatoire.
Bespoke support classes in musicianship and repertoire.
A core career development module designed to get you thinking about your future professional plans.
The flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development Option modules designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
In MMus, a core module designed to develop your skills as a researcher or informed practitioner.
The possibility of transferring from PgDip to MMus once you have begun your studies (but before completion of the PgDip course).

Different course options

Full time | Birmingham Conservatoire | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Principal Study 1 (60 Credits)
Career Development (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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 a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in all four skills areas to secure a visa. You must have IELTS 6; or alternatively must have studied and completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK.

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