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Advanced Performance Course and Postgraduate Certificate in Performance

This postgraduate year of study offers you a focus on developing your practical skills in a specialist area of instrumental or vocal solo performance, orchestral performance or musical theatre.

The Advanced Performance programme is open to students who hold a BA (Hons) Degree or equivalent academic qualification for entry and who possess already developed skills in musical or musical theatre performance, and is available in fulltime mode only. As a vocational training in instrumental or vocal performance skills, in orchestral performance skills, or in skills relevant to a development of musical theatre performance, it is intended as a preparation for employment or further advanced training at postgraduate level.

This one year programme can be taken as either a non credit bearing Advanced Performance Course, or as a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance. All students focus their study on a specialist area of instrumental, vocal, orchestral, or musical theatre work.  In particular the programme offers orchestral players an opportunity to engage in a course of study offering significant levels of orchestral rehearsal and performance experience.

Students following the Postgraduate Certificate in Performance will additionally take modules in Performance Portfolio and Lecture Recital.

Qualifications for entry must include both of the following:

  • •     BA (Hons) degree or equivalent (usually in music, performing arts, musical theatre or a related discipline), normally at 2:1 or above
  • •     High level skills in instrumental or vocal performance demonstrated at audition, or for musical theatre applicants vocal, dance and acting performance, demonstrated at audition

Applicants with a lower BA degree outcome may be admitted onto the programme if the balance of their performance skills is such as to demonstrate a clear ability to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme.