Royal Academy of Music, University of London

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

Continuing Professional Development Diploma (Taught)

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Course summary

As the role of professional musicians continues to change and adapt, this Diploma in Community and Participation at RQF Level 7 offers an opportunity to learn and develop skills and knowledge to support a varied portfolio career in music. The deadline to apply for this course is 13 January 2023. You should also send a CV and Personal Statement by email to [email protected] no later than 18:00 UK time on 20 January 2023. This diploma enables you to gain a range of skills suited to a multitude of sectors, including health and wellbeing, schools and education, as well as gaining experience with people living with dementia and people with learning difficulties. In your personal statement (c.500 words) please summarise your career to date, and explain your interest in taking this course and how it will support you in your future career.. By applying for this course you will be consenting to the Academy running an Enhanced DBS check to ensure that you are suitable for working with young people and vulnerable adults. Acceptance on the course will be conditional on this being completed satisfactorily.

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

  • Accordion
  • Bassoon
  • Bassoon (Historical Performance)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Historical Performance)
  • Clarinet

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:
908F
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

The auditions will be held during February; the date and time will be confirmed during January.

Entry requirements

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses/postgraduate-courses

Additional entry requirements

Audition


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. PTE Academic Online and Cambridge C1 Advanced.

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
London£100£100
Video interview (CPD)£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location
Video interview (CPD)Not available at this location

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on 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.

Continuing Professional Development Diploma at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS