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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

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is launching its new, flagship BMus course for 2022 entry, with fully integrated modules and specialist options for Jazz students.

The new course builds on the strengths and successes of the existing BMus course. It has been developed by the BMus Course Leader, Andrea Jones and senior music staff including Tim Rhys-Evans, who was appointed as Director of Music in January 2020, and with significant input from the Head of Jazz, current students, recent graduates, RWCMD staff and professional music partners.

In addition to the high-level of individual performance training, the new course also includes:

  • streamlined and refined timetabling, scheduling and assessment processes
  • a concert/festival approach to performance assessments, with live audiences
  • increased opportunities to link student work with diverse audiences and communities
  • practical training in teaching and participatory music making
  • weekly choral training as a core activity promoting integrated musicianship
  • an emphasis on embodied performance, integrating core musicianship skills in harmony and aural development with whole-body awareness and movement
  • an extended range of module options to support diverse interests and career pathways
  • increased diversity in areas including performance programming, external engagement and research work
  • classes in Alexander technique and other mind-body approaches
  • training in digital skills to support performing musicians

The programme emphasises collaboration and collaborative approaches in all aspects of activity, whilst also structured to offer each student a high level of support as an individual learner and future practitioner.

Application deadline

01 October

Tuition fees

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£ 22,505per 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 : E - A

Students are usually expected to gain at least two A levels (grades A-E) or equivalent qualifications. Equivalent qualifications include: One A level (grades A-E) and 2 AS levels (grades A-D); 3 Scottish Highers (grades A-D); 5 Irish Highers (one at H3 and four at least H5); BTEC National Diploma/Certificate (Level 3); National Welsh Baccalaureate; International Baccalaureate (at least 24 points, with 3 subjects at Higher); and Advanced GNVQ (Level 3).


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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