What is... Music (Performance)?
The programme is designed to prepare graduates for a performing career in the music profession. Applications are welcome from solo instrumentalists, singers, accompanists and chamber ensembles.
Based in the Conservatory of Music and Drama, which has a long tradition in the provision of performing arts education, the programme aims to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of students by providing an integrated and structured programme with performance experience in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts, underpinned by complementary academic, research and professional studies.
The programme aims to provide a postgraduate qualification in performance for:
applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in music with a high level of performance and aspire towards a professional career in performance
applicants who have professional performing experience and wish to pursue further study in their chosen area
The programme is designed to:
refine and develop individual performance artistry as an instrumentalist/singer/accompanist/chamber musician in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts.
develop creative skills and professional attitudes to enable engagement and collaboration in the music-making process to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels.
integrate professional level performance studies with the development of advanced skills in analytical and research skills, critical reflection and communication, with particular emphasis on performance practice.
provide a programme of study tailored to the needs of the individual student, with supporting specialist modules of professional relevance and career preparation.
The structure of the programme has been redesigned around 4 main elements: Performance Studies, Research Studies, Discipline Specific Skills and Employability Skills. However, the integration of the knowledge, understanding and competencies of these elements is central to the ethos of the programme.
See current STUDENT HANDBOOK for further details.