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ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING

Course Overview


  • Conducting technique class involving the study and practice of technique away from the orchestra

  • Workshops in keyboard skills and score-reading

  • Observation and participation in RWCMD orchestral rehearsals

  • Rehearsal analysis tutorials

  • Observation of conductors within a professional context

  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions

  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances

  • Performance classes, usually in the company of students from a range of disciplines

  • Full programme of orchestral concerts

  • Advanced principal study tuition from professional musicians

  • International masterclass series

  • Fully integrated performance programme by international artists

  • Wide range of performance opportunities in world-class facilities

  • Outward-looking, flexible programme, allowing students to tailor their pathway

  • Option to focus extensively on Principal Study

  • Options to develop expertise in key areas of professional practice through Professional Projects, linked to real-world experiences

  • Cross-disciplinary opportunities to work with Drama embedded in the programme

  • Access to specialist mentors to support Professional Project work and broaden network of contacts

  • Inclusive practice built into the programme

  • Research and reflection underpinning development of creative artistry

  • Drawing on industry and innovation as cornerstones of individual career development

  • Opportunity to create and curate own performance projects

  • Focus on employability and transferable skills

Course Structure


Please note that, while the information below reflects the programme offered to date, it may be subject to amendment and change in future years. Students are always consulted on such change and details are made available to applicants holding offers.


In order to progress from year one to year two on a two-year postgraduate course, students normally have to pass all first year modules.


Module Information


Entry Requirements


Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

International Applicants


International applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that their English language ability meets the College’s minimum requirements. Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of accepted English language tests and required scores.

Tuition Fees for 2023-2024


* This amount is for the first year only. The tuition fee payable in the second year is subject to an annual increase.