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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Royal College of Music

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Royal College of Music offers a diverse Masters programme with multiple study routes, which allow students to work towards the qualification most suited to their needs. The Royal College of Music’s Master of Composition (MComp) qualification develops your composition skills to a professional level through a range of intensive training and varied performance opportunities.

Normally taken over two years, the Master of Composition (MComp) develops composer’s practical skills, complemented by options which reflect current vocational and professional needs. Such skills are particularly relevant for those who aim to enter the profession as practitioners at the highest level and who need to meet the current practical demands of the music industry.

We also offer Composition for Screen as a principal study specialism for students looking to hone their skills and develop professional connections in this rewarding and competitive field.

Masters qualifications & study routes

The RCM's Masters programme for performers and composers offers two different study routes, which lead to different degree qualifications.

If you are not sure which Masters qualification is best for you, please only submit one application. We recommend applying for the Master of Music (MMus) initially, which has higher academic entry requirements. You are then welcome to discuss your options at your audition. You may be accepted on the MPerf/MComp route instead.

Learning & teaching

Our Masters programme is designed to be flexible, ensuring you can undertake study directly relevant to your needs and aspirations. A variety of options helps every student develop their interests during their time at the RCM.

Career development

The RCM’s Creative Careers Centre, which is recognised internationally for its innovative approach to supporting young musicians, provides an unparalleled service to current students and recent alumni. The dedicated team partners with leading consultants, reputable arts organisations and local communities, delivering unique career-building opportunities and a direct route to the music industry.

The work of the Creative Careers Centre allows students to discover their professional identity, gain hands-on experience and new skills, develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and build a fulfilling professional portfolio.

Extensive performance and teaching opportunities are available, as well as valuable guidance on CV and biography writing, concert programming, communication skills, project management, marketing and publicity, online promotion, financial matters and how to develop a business idea.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,500per year

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

University information

Royal College of Music

  • Campus address

    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, Kensington And Chelsea, SW7 2BS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    122 56%

    50th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    52nd

    21

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