Taught course

Advanced Professional Practice

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama · Music

Entry requirements

Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Professional Practice course is by audition for instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors, and by interview for composers. Minimum entry requirements usually include a Masters Degree in music performance, opera, composition or conducting from a Conservatoire.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Professional Practice course is an individually tailored, specialist programme for students who are seek a final, additional period of specialist training before entering their chosen area of the profession.

Key Features

  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians
  • Mentored individually-tailored programme of study
  • Focus on strategy for developing a sustainable professional career
  • International masterclass series
  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists
  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities
  • Access to a significant range of work-based training opportunities
  • Focus on employability and transferable skills
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Department