Taught course

Choral Conducting

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama · Music

Entry requirements

Typical minimum entry requirements include a degree in music with a considerable practical component, candidates who have a degree but not in music need to have significant experience within the field of classical music. Students for whom English is not a first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Choral Conducting

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative programme focuses on preparing experienced musicians for the exciting career opportunities that are now emerging in this field. Students will benefit from training with top experts working across a wide range of areas, from large-scale symphonic choruses to youth choirs and school outreach work, in order to develop professional communication skills at all levels.

The Choral Conducting programme is available as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and MMus over two years, full time, and in exceptional cases a one year intensive programme is available. Further course information can be found at: www.rwcmd.ac.uk/conducting

Information for international students

The College regularly holds auditions in Asia and North America and, in some cases, it may be able to accept auditions recordings on DVD from applicants who are unable to attend an audition in person. www.rwcmd.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Students can apply for a postgraduate loan and may be able to apply for financial assistance from a variety of educational charities and trusts.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Professional practice80

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+ 44 (0) 2920 391361