Masters Programmes in Performance and Composition

MPerf Programmes

2 Years

  • Master of Performance (MPerf) incorporating all performance principal studies
  • Master of Composition (MComp) incorporating Composition for Screen

These programmes develop your performance/composition skills to a professional level. Normally taken over two years, they offer intensive training in practical skills, complemented by options which reflect current vocational and professional needs. Such skills are particularly relevant for those who aim to enter the profession as practitioners at the highest level, and who need to meet the current practical demands of the music profession. They also provide the basis for further artistic development through the Level 8 Artist Diploma.

MMus Programmes

2 Years (or 1 Year Fast Track)

  • Master of Music in Performance (MMus)
  • Master of Music in Composition (MMusComp)

Students who choose to take the two research-led MMus modules Critical Portfolio in Year 1 and Research Project in Year 2 will be awarded the MMus(Perf/Comp) degrees. These modules are taken alongside a full programme of performance or composition studies in common with the MPerf/MComp Programme described above. MMus programmes can also be undertaken on a 12 month fast track scheme.

These modules require an ability to speak and write confidently in English


They are designed to train your critical, analytical and research skills, as well as your ability to express yourself verbally to a high level. Such skills are particularly relevant for those who are interested in studying the background and context of the music they perform and analyse, and those who hope to teach or communicate about music beyond their Principal Study (for example as professional educators, facilitators or curators), or who aim to undertake further research through the Level 8 Doctoral Degrees.

 

Other Programmes

The RCM also offers the following:

  • Master of Science (MSc): for those interested in gaining a scientific understanding of how music is performed, taught, created and perceived.

Masters Programme at-a-glance (165 kb)

How to apply

Masters in Composition

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