The course allows students to specialise in Solo Performance with further training in up to three complimentary areas.
The programme is divided into two parts: two semesters of taught study (Part I, 120 credits) and a substantial recital prepared over the summer (Part II, 60 credits).
Part 1 is centred on the Principal Subject module (WMM4044, 40 credits) in Solo Performance. It lays the foundations of a Part 2 project, which will result in a major recital. WMP4052 Preparing for the Part 2 project (10 credits) acts as a bridge between Parts 1 and 2.
An additional 40 credits will be gained through submissions in other performance-related fields through either one Major Open Submission (WXM4046, 40 credits) or two Minor Open Submissions (WMP4047 and WMP4048, 20 credits each). These area available in the following subject areas:
The core module in musicology will make students acquainted with up-to-date research and creative techniques and methodologies.
Students will receive 42 hours of vocal/instrumental tuition. In other subject areas, teaching is provided through a combination of individual tuition and seminar session in small groups. Within each of the chosen subject areas, students can identify their own projects, for which they will receive expert supervision.
MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time
Part 1 (Diploma):
Performance study assessed by short recital with related supporting modules chosen from: performance practice; techniques of teaching; ensemble studies; conducting; editorial or historical studies.
(Total of 120 credits)
Part 2 (MA):
Normally consists of a substantial public recital or recital and related dissertation.
Open Submissions (40 or 20 credits) must be chosen from the following study areas:
Arts & Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Arts & Humanities Research Board; some University and school bursaries available