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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Royal Northern College of Music

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The PGDip: Advanced Studies in Musical Performance/Composition consists of 120 credits, and comprises the following two strands: Advanced Performance/Composition tuition and two elective modules. All PGDip students receive regular tuition from the RNCM’s team of internationally-acclaimed staff, a wealth of performance opportunities both at the College and externally, support of an appointed mentor who will advise you through your selection of options and in preparation for your final performance/portfolio, and vocational and academic elective modules options that complement specialist tuition and performance activities.

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Solo Performance (including Conducting) focuses on training in advanced-level techniques, styles and practices of musical performance or conducting, and the development of critical and reflective approaches to relevant repertoire.

Composition builds on skills such as composition craft, technique, and creative conception, and explores areas including interpretative and reflective skills, approaches to different repertoire, and enhanced presentation and communication.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,300per year

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University information

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Campus address

    Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9RD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    131 61%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    37th

    14

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