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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course Overview

Aimed at musicians of outstanding potential, this programme provides integrated training in performance, creative and intellectual approaches to jazz, along with related professional skills, in preparation for a career within a diverse and ever-changing music industry.

Core performance modules run throughout the first three years supported by individual tuition, a range of departmental performance classes and rehearsals, occasional master classes and a broad programme of performance activities. These focus on helping you to develop an increasingly refined level of technical assurance with an advanced knowledge and stylistic awareness of jazz repertoire. With support from your tutors, you will develop sophisticated approaches to genre-specific repertoire, complex improvisation and ensemble performance.

Teaching and Learning

In common with most conservatoires, there are several key defining characteristics of the undergraduate music programme at RWCMD. The programme is also distinguished by its emphasis on collaboration and collaborative approaches in all aspects of activity, and by its structures for supporting each student as an individual learner and future practitioner. Teaching also includes a range of departmental performance classes and master classes, which you will attend for the most part in the role of observer and occasionally as a performer. Your involvement in these classes is a critical element in your progression as an artist, offering important insights into your own performance, as well as that of your peers.

Application deadline

01 October

Tuition fees

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£ 21,849per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level :

Candidates who are successful at audition are usually expected to gain at least two A levels including Music, or equivalent Level 3 qualifications prior to entry.


University information

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Campus address

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3ER, Wales

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