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Music Performance

Kingston University

Master
12 months
Duration
16600 GBP/year
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About

The Music Performance course at Kingston University aims to create informed, skilled and insightful performers across a wide range of musical genres. It is ideal if you aspire to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher and would like to further develop your knowledge of music performance.

Overview

Key features

  • You will have access to our unique facilities which include recording studios, rehearsal and practice rooms, a synthesis/sampling lab - and the analogue/digital hybrid Visconti Studio. The Visconti Studio comprises of a 300m² octagonal live room and performing space with a Steinway model D grand piano and a comprehensive range of amplification and performance equipment. 
  • Masterclasses and workshops are run by national and international performers and composers. These include Stephen Coombs, Jane Manning, Judith Weir, Steve Goss, Howard Skempton, Arditti String Quartet, and Brian Ferneyhough.  

What will you study?

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.

Skills for the future

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:

  • performing professionally;
  • teaching in school;
  • higher education;
  • instrumental teaching;
  • outreach work; and
  • educational workshops.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Critical Reflection on Musical Performance
  • Major Project
  • Performance Studies
  • Researching Music
Optional modules
  • Advanced Production of Popular Music
  • Composing and Marketing Popular Music
  • Constructing Music Education in the UK
  • International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, performance or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred).
  • We will ask applicants to submit an online portfolio of a good recording of two contrasting performances on Soundcloud or Youtube.
  • Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (eg work as a professional performer, composer or producer), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music or advanced study in a conservatoire (which has not led to a degree) in lieu of a music degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and European Union 

  • MMus part time £4,125
Overseas 
  • MMus full time £9,130

Funding

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