Entry requirements

Typical offer (individual offers may vary):

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

You will also be required to attend an interview for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Earn credits towards a postgraduate degree or choose to study the non credit pathway

This PGCert Performance/Advanced Performance course will prepare you for performance employment or further training at postgraduate level. You will focus your studies on a specialist area of instrumental, vocal, orchestral, or musical theatre work.

You can complete this course as a non-credit bearing Advanced Performance Course, or as a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance. Studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Performance means you will take additional modules in Performance Portfolio and Lecture Recital.

If you study orchestral performance you will have the opportunity to engage in various levels of orchestral rehearsal and performance experience.

Specialist Vocal Pathway (Advanced Performance)

This Advanced Performance (specialist vocal pathway) included vocational training in vocal performance skills. On this pathway you will focus your studies on a specialist area of vocal performance. This is usually either musical theatre or classical singing.

On this pathway you will complete one to one singing lessons, postgraduate vocal performance classes and concerts, mock auditions and have the opportunity to observe one to one singing lessons. You will also attend professional performance tool workshops where you will receive technical help with creating demo CD, publicity head shot and CV writing.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
(+44) 01243 816000