Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: Royal Academy of Music

Advanced Diploma (Opera) (Taught)

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Course summary

Royal Academy Opera is a specialist and intensive postgraduate 2-year Advanced Diploma (Level 8 in the UK Qualifications Framework) for those with the potential and aspirations to succeed as principals at the highest international standard.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Voice (Bass-Baritone)
  • Voice (Counter-Tenor)
  • Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Voice (Soprano)
  • Voice (Tenor)

Assessment method

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses/postgraduate-courses


How to apply

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Application codes

Course code:
910F
Institution code:
R53
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. https://www.ram.ac.uk/student-life/international; https://www.ram.ac.uk/accommodation. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to submit a video audition. It is a two year course at Level 8 in the UK's qualification framework, candidates are normally expected to gain a Master's degree (or an equivalent qualification) before commencing the course. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about the audition or the entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Please visit; http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement/post-masters-diplomas

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test.
PTE Academic59Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test.

We accept IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China.

English Language requirements are published on our website:

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/entry-requirements


Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Video Recording: Upload£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Video Recording: UploadNot available at this location

Additional information

http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to submit a video audition. The audition process for the Opera two-year Level 8 post-Master's diploma course also includes assessment for postgraduate Vocal Studies if you indicate in your video upload profile that you want to be considered, so you do not need to make another application to be considered for entry to a Master's Degree or one of our other Post-Master's Diploma courses.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on http://www.ram.ac.uk/fees

Sponsorship information

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following entrance assessment during our advertised audition sessions. There is no separate scholarship application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. You can find more details about financial support on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/fees-scholarships-and-bursaries.

Advanced Diploma (Opera) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS