Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Degree level: Undergraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance

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Course summary

This course is designed to act as a pathway for talented singers to benefit from focused study and support before undertaking the two-year MMus in Vocal Performance, the course forms the ideal bridge between a Bachelor’s degree and Masters study.

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 (Alto)
  • Voice (Baritone)
  • Voice (Bass)
  • Voice (Bass-Baritone)
  • Voice (Contralto)
  • Voice (Counter-Tenor)

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:
506F
Institution code:
R59
Campus name:
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an English language qualification. For more information, please see our website: https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/englishlanguage

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 an undergraduate degree in music or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/music


English language requirements

Minimum IELTS level: Overall Score 5.5 and 5.5 in each component

English Language Requirements

https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-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
UKEC ChinaNo fee charged
China - ZL EstrellaNo fee charged
Recording£63£63

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
UKEC ChinaNot available at this location
China - ZL EstrellaNot available at this location
RecordingNot available at this location

Additional information

Please note that to audition for entry in September 2022 you will need to submit a recorded audition. For further information please see: www.rwcmd.ac.uk/auditions


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10665* Whole course
Northern Ireland £10665* Whole course
Scotland £10665* Whole course
Wales £10665* Whole course
Channel Islands £10665* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £10665* Whole course
EU £21198* Whole course
International £21198* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - UCAS