Taught course

Performance (Classical, Jazz, Popular)

Institution
University of West London · London College of Music
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

In addition to your completed application form, you will need to send:
  • an unedited recording of two contrasting pieces of music
  • two references (one academic)
  • an answer to a set essay question that we will provide upon application.

Essay question for applicants

To assess your suitability for the course, we ask you to write a 1,000 word essay on the following topic (roughly 1, 000 words):

If you were asked to develop a project which used your practice as research what would you do? Identify and explain some of the distinctions between practice based and conventional research. In your work give some examples of research methods that might be employed in practice based research. Using this as a foundation, outline a practice based research project that you might undertake which focused on your areas of interest.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MMus Performance course focuses on developing your musical performance in classical, jazz and popular styles at an advanced level. As a performer, you will benefit from one-to-one tuition with our team of internationally acclaimed professional performers, playing and learning with other students in workshops and masterclasses, and taking part in London College of Music’s lively musical environment.

Developing your individual approach to performance, you will hone your critical thinking and listening skills through practical workshops and classes exploring research skills, performance practices and the psychology of performance. Our range of option modules allow you to focus on areas of interest relevant to your career choices.

Throughout the course there are opportunities to work with students form the wider LCM community, enhancing your learning experience and widening your network of like-minded industry professionals.

Information for international students

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Other equivalent English language examinations will be considered. For more information, contact the International Office.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

Academic requirements

As part of your application, we will ask you to provide us with:

  • an unedited recording of two contrasting pieces of music
  • two references (one academic)
Essay question for applicants

To assess your suitability for the course, we ask you to write a 1,000 word essay on the following topic (roughly 1, 000 words):

If you were asked to develop a project which used your practice as research what would you do?

Identify and explain some of the distinctions between practice based and conventional research. In your work give some examples of research methods that might be employed in practice based research. Using this as a foundation, outline a practice based research project that you might undertake which focused on your areas of interest.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£13,000

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMus
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888