Taught course

Professional Performance

Birmingham City University · Birmingham Conservatoire

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Entry requirements

A postgraduate degree/diploma, normally (but not necessarily) specialising in performance, or substantial, verifiable public performance experience at an appropriate level.

You'll need to demonstrate that you're able to perform to an appropriately advanced level.

You'll also need to demonstrate an awareness of what is required of the performer wishing to forge a successful professional career in the 21st century, as well as an open mind about developing your own portfolio of relevant skills and experiences.

Months of entry


Course content

Support your career as a professional performer with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's post-Masters, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Performance. You can choose one of six specialisms: Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music Performance, Opera Repetiteur or Choral Conducting.

Our Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (APD) is at 'post-masters level' and is therefore for you if you're a postgraduate performer who already has a Masters degree and are beginning to accept professional level engagements. The course will help you to raise your performance standards to the next level, with highly specialised one-to-one tuition in the department most relevant to your specialism.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • AdvPGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Conservatoire Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5901