Taught course

Collaborative Piano

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama · Music

Entry requirements

Entry to the postgraduate music programmes is by audition. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training.

Minimum entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in music (2:1 or higher for Masters applicants) or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

Applicants who already have a postgraduate diploma or equivalent qualification in music may be eligible for entry to the one year MMus ‘Top-Up’ programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Collaborative Piano is offered as an MMus or Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Both programmes are available as two-year, full-time programmes. Studying on a more intensive basis, the MMus can be completed in 13 months and the Postgraduate Diploma in 10 months. All programmes commence in September.

All students on this course are actively involved in the musical life of the College, collaborating with students and ensembles in all departments. This emphasises and encourages the attitude of usefulness that will be essential for collaborative pianists throughout their careers.

In addition to regular one-to-one tuition from specialist members of the piano staff, students receive regular coaching in ensemble performance and take part in masterclasses with renowned accompanists and chamber musicians.

The course is carefully structured to ensure that students develop a broad repertoire knowledge through in-depth study of instrumental duo performance, vocal accompaniment (with a crucial focus on language and coaching skills) and chamber music. At the same time, students have the opportunity to nurture their own areas of interest in their recital programmes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

02920 319 361