Postgraduate Programmes in Music Performance
MMus, PG Diploma & PG Certificate
MMus - 180
PG Diploma - 120
PG Certificate - 60
MMus: UK / EEA: £10,000, International: £15,000
PG Diploma: UK / EEA: £7,000, International: £10,000
PG Cert: UK / EEA: £4,000, International: £6,000
MMUs: UK / EEA: £6,000 p/a
PG Diploma: UK / EEA: £4,000 p/a
PG Cert: UK / EEA: £4,000 (1 year)
PG Cert:UK / EEA: £2,500 (2 years)
MMus/ PG Diploma: Full Time: 1 year & Part Time: 2 years
PG Certificate: Full Time: 1 term & Part Time: 2 terms
The Open University
Programmes are subject to University approval
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|Start & Term Dates||
2 September 2019 - 24 January 2020
27 January 2020 - 29 May 2020
1 June 2020 - 11 September 2020 **
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Programme aims to:
- develop musicians’ instrument and performance skills, to a level commensurate with those found at the forefront of the industry;
- provide musicians of proven ability with a systematic understanding of, and pathways to, successful and entrepreneurial careers in performance, together with the independent learning ability required for continuous artistic and professional development;
- prepare musicians for performance in various and complex musical groupings, in both competitive and collaborative contexts, while developing ability to take initiative and personal responsibility, exercise leadership and make sound judgements to work successfully in complex and unpredictable scenarios, specifically including ensemble leadership and direction;
- enable, and provide opportunities for, musicians to use a comprehensive body of theory and research and develop a critical awareness, in order to inform their preparation, performance and evaluation of original work and to develop as self-aware, reflexive and self-critical artists and performers;
- enable musicians to develop original repertoire and a distinctive artistic personality, informed by the above.
The programme runs over a three semester 45-week academic year and is made up of 4 taught 30 credit modules followed by a 60 credit Research/Project module taken in the Summer semester.
A PARTNER INSTITUTION OF:
There are no pre/co-requisites among the taught modules and students may thus enter in Autumn or Spring and take taught modules in any order according to mode of study.
Students may register for the award of MMus, Postgraduate Diploma (“PGDip”) or Postgraduate Certificate (“PGCert”).
To achieve the award of:
MMus - students must pass all five modules.
PGDip. - students must pass all four taught modules
PGCert. - students must pass any two of the four available taught modules.
Who is it for?
Students who already have a BMus or BA/BSc in a music discipline, or equivalent professional performance experience, are looking to pursue a career primarily as a musician, artist and arranger, and wish to further develop their skills as performer within contemporary music, to a robust professional level, making use of new music.
Why choose us
- A personal, friendly environment
- One to one instrument or vocal lessons
- Workshops where you play for hours
- Small class sizes
- Form your own bands and projects
- Perform in music venues across London
- Study in the heart of creative London
- Superb facilities and resources
- Collaborate with music and writing students to create cutting edge projects and start-ups
- Make friends and professional contacts for life
Entry via second class honours degree as BMus or equivalent BA/BSc in a music discipline from a UK University, or a College-recognised equivalent international qualification or equivalent professional experience;
plus English language competency equivalent to CEFR Level C1 (7.0 overall, 6.5 in each category) if from a non majority English language speaking country. Students seeking Tier 4 sponsorship must demonstrate this via IELTS or another College-approved external test
As PG Cert curriculum varies according to modules taken, applicants will be assessed for entry in the context of their declared module choices.
Entry will also be subject to portfolio review and audition.
Subject to Open University approval
Programme structure, content and dates shown are provisional and subject to change prior to start.