Taught course

Music Performance

Institution
Kingston University · Kingston School of Art
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, performance or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred).
  • We will ask applicants to submit a CD or DVD of two contrasting performances, and may ask for the submission of relevant written work.
  • Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (eg work as a professional performer, composer or producer), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music or advanced study in a conservatoire (which has not led to a degree) in lieu of a music degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Music Performance MMus course aims to create informed, skilled and insightful performers across a wide range of musical genres. It is ideal if you aspire to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher and would like to further develop your knowledge of music performance.

The curriculum is enriched by a broad view of musical styles and genres, exploiting the diversity of a repertoire that encompasses Western classical music, popular and world music.

Kingston is just 30 minutes from central London, a major centre of the cultural arts in the UK, allowing easy access to music venues, events, studios, labels and publishers.

You will cover issues of performance practice, aesthetics of music performance, analysis for performers, psychology of music performance, and performance presentation.

A range of option modules allows you to develop your skills in related topics, such as composition, conducting, arranging and ensemble performance.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMus
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929