Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: University of London

Master of Arts (Conducting: Orchestral) (Taught)

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Course summary

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The deadline to apply for this programme is 1st November 2020. This is also the deadline for receipt of Orchestral Conducting first-round video recordings. The Academy’s postgraduate conducting course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost programmes for training conductors. Our students have many opportunities to work with talented players and singers in a variety of settings, from two-piano workshops and intimate chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra. Academy conductors work in a friendly, collaborative and focused environment which prepares them for professional conducting careers.

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

  • Conducting (Orchestral)

Assessment method

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


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:
701F
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. Live auditions for candidates selected after their video submission will take place over two days during February in London, and you should attend at the allocated time.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Music with Honours, or APEL equivalent. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement

Additional entry requirements

Audition


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.
PTE Academic51Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.

We will accept TOEFL results if the IELTS and PTE Academic tests are unavailable in your country. TOEFL equivalent scores are listed on our website.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement/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
London£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location

Additional information

Please consult http://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/conducting/conducting-audition. Orchestral Conducting candidates submit video recordings by 1st November. The recordings are assessed by the Conducting department entry panel. This is the equivalent of the first-round live performance given by a performance candidate to a panel at the Academy. You will be informed around the middle of January whether you have been selected for the second round live assessment in London, this will take place over two days in February and includes conducting an ensemble, aural tests and interviews.


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 a live audition 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 http://www.ram.ac.uk/financial-support.

Master of Arts (Conducting: Orchestral) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS