Orchestral Performance is offered on the following instruments: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Oboe, Percussion & Timpani, Tenor / Bass Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola and Violin.
Specialist principal study tuition from professional orchestral musicians
Participation in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and/or Welsh National Opera placement schemes
Mentoring scheme with industry professionals
Orchestral and sectional rehearsal and performance opportunities at RWCMD
Specialist, advanced orchestral repertoire performance tuition
Advanced tuition available in supporting areas such as Alexander Technique, doubling instrument, end-of-line instruments and period instruments
Professional accompaniment provision
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
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.
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 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 is the full amount.
** This amount is for the first year only. The tuition fee payable in the second year is subject to an annual increase.