Taught course

Music Performance

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 practical diploma in music. Instrumental and vocal candidates are required to attend an audition at which they are expected to demonstrate that they are of a satisfactory standard for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

The Music Performance programme is available as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and MA over two years, full time. The programme is for advanced performers giving maximum focus to performance and performance studies. You will receive expert guidance in order to acquire valuable skills, in particular an ability to communicate confidently as a professional musician with a stylish and informed approach. Further course information can be found on our website

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. For more infromation see our website

Fees and funding

Students can apply for a postgraduate loan and may also 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

Further details of qualification

One or two years, advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians, training in career development, self-promotion, event management and sustainable technique.

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+ 44 (0) 2920 391361