Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire

Orchestral Performance (Strings)

Developed in partnership with the CBSO, our MMus and PgDip programmes in Orchestral Performance enable advanced-level string players to focus on their development as orchestral musicians. You will undertake a significant amount of playing with the CBSO, as well as enjoying additional performance activities within the Conservatoire. Both PgDip and MMus programmes additionally provide excellent opportunities to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession. For more details, click on the web link on the top left hand side of the page.

Entry requirements

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in music. Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in music. Audition requirements: All applicants for this course will be auditioned. Home student auditions will be scheduled live in Birmingham, while special arrangements will be made for EU/international students unable to travel to the UK.

Course modules

MMus (Intensive 1 year): Preliminary studies; professional portfolio; performance matters; research project; MMus options (2 or 3); orchestral performance/audition.
MMus (full-time, 2 years): Year 1: Preliminary studies; professional portfolio; performance matters; MMus option. Year 2: research project; MMus option(s) (1 or 2); orchestral performance/audition.
MMus (part-time, 3 years): Year 1: Preliminary studies; professional portfolio; MMus performance matters. Year 2: Research project; MMus option(s) (1-3). Year 3: Orchestral performance/audition.
PgDip (full-time, 1 year): Preliminary studies; professional portfolio; performance matters; orchestral performance/audition.
PgDip (part-time, 2 years): Year 1: preliminary studies; professional portfolio; performance matters. Year 2: orchestral performance/audition.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham B3 3HG West Midlands

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