The Music Performance course at Kingston University issues of performance practice, preparation of performance, aesthetics of music performance, analysis for performers, the psychology of performance, and performance presentation.
You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your performance skills through one-to-one tuition, group classes, workshops, recitals and ensemble participation.
You will also be asked to critique and evaluate your own performances, and will undertake a performance-based project.
A range of option modules allows you to develop your skills in related topics, such as composition, conducting, arranging and ensemble performance.
A high proportion of Music Performance MMus students obtain employment on graduation - either in the music profession itself, in related areas or in teaching - or enrol for further study (eg PGCE, MPhil or PhD). Many of our graduates are international students and have taken up posts across the world, in locations such as Cyprus and Kuwait. For those students who are already in employment and undertake the course part-time, the award may accelerate promotion and open up new opportunities.
The nature of the Music Performance MMus at Kingston - combining compositional and practical skills, alongside theoretical knowledge - equips graduates for a broad range of careers, including:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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