Taught course

Professional Performance

Birmingham City University · Birmingham Conservatoire

Entry requirements

A postgraduate degree/diploma, normally (but not necessarily) specialising in performance, or, Substantial, verifiable public performance experience at an appropriate level. You will be formally auditioned, normally by a panel of three people, and will need to demonstrate that you are able to perform to an appropriately advanced level. For further details please visit our website.

Instrumental performance; Vocal Performance; Collaborative Piano; Chamber Music Performance; Opera Repetiteur.

Months of entry


Course content

Support your career as a professional performer with Birmingham Conservatoire's post-Masters, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Performance. Our Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (APD) is at 'post-masters level' and is therefore aimed at postgraduate performers who already have 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.

Choose one of five specialisms: Instrumental performance, Vocal Performance, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music Performance or Opera Repetiteur.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6 (across all elements) or equivalent. Please see our website for further details.

Fees and funding

Some scholarships and bursaries available; check our website for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Conservatoire Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5901