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Key information

Qualification type

Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

Subject areas

Piano Playing Dance

Course type


Course Summary

The MMus Piano for Dance programme is an innovative postgraduate degree, delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet.

Utilizing the resources and facilities of both institutions, the programme offers a unique mix of professional tutelage and practical application, aimed at supporting the needs of each individual student. Pianists aspiring to work within the professional dance sector receive regular mentoring from industry-established dance musicians and teachers. The programme also offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of appropriate experience, working within a professional environment alongside Scottish Ballet’s artistic staff and dancers.

From the earliest stages of training, students accompany all aspects of work with RCS and Scottish Ballet, in dance classes, rehearsals and education projects.

Additionally, you will study exam syllabus work, accompaniment skills, dance forms, dance vocabulary and core ballet and class repertoire. This helps you to develop the skills needed to give the dancers and teachers the necessary musical support in class work and rehearsals.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



The primary focus of your learning will be the Principal Study. This core activity ? and in particular, the individual lesson ? will refine the skills essential to meeting the artistic and technical expectations of the programme. It will equip you with many of the skills needed to exercise independent learning and develop the autonomy necessary for a professional career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.