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Music PerformanceKingston Hill
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Location: Kingston Hill
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £16800
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(Music and performing arts)
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Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This course is ideal if you wish to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher looking to develop your knowledge of performance. This course develops performance skills across many musical genres, including western classical, popular, and world music. Through tuition, masterclasses, recitals, and ensemble participation, you will develop performance skills, critique your performances, and complete a performance-based project.– You will receive individual tuition on your instrument or voice from a professional performer.– Facilities include recording studios, rehearsal rooms, a synthesis/sampling lab, and the analogue/digital hybrid Visconti Studio with a 300m² octagonal live room and rare and vintage recording equipment.– Masterclasses and workshops are run by performers and composers, including Stephen Coombs, Jane Manning, Steve Martland, Judith Weir, Steve Goss, Howard Skempton, and Brian Ferneyhough.This MMus can lead to new opportunities within various music performance contexts, such as professional performing ensembles, studio recording, community and health settings, music consultant and teacher as well as further studies in performance. If already in employment, it may lead to a promotion.
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-A good honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, performance or music technology). Typical entry qualifications are an honours degree in music at 2.2 or above (2.1 preferred). -Where an applicant can produce evidence of relevant experiential learning (eg work as a professional performer, composer or producer), it may be possible to consider a good honours degree in a subject other than music or advanced study in a conservatoire (which has not led to a degree) in lieu of a music degree. -Applicants will be asked to submit an online portfolio of a video-recorded performance of two contrasting pieces.
IELTS: 6.5 (no element below 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Kingston University.
About this university
The university attracts students from around the world and there are plenty of help and advice on hand to make the transition easier for them. This begins with welcome and orientation events at the beginning of studies and includes events designed to help students come to terms with their new home as well as organising matters such as a bank account, access to health care and even immigration and visas matters. There is an airport pick up service available and the Yellow Team are ambassadors on hand to offer help and advice. There is also language courses for those to whom English isnâ€™t a native language. Kingston University Studentsâ€™ Union is at the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as providing representation and support for its members. Their main building is on Penrhyn Road beside the bar and shop it operates. There are some 30 sports clubs and another 70 societies on offer while the volunteering department is the largest supplier of volunteers in the borough. It also runs another two bars and a shop on the other campuses. The clubs and societies offer something for all tastes including those around the arts such as drama, fashion and even anime and science fiction groups. There are cultural groups such as the Arab Society and the Hellenic Association as well as religious ones. Then there are academic groups such as the economics club or the engineering society. Finally, sports run from traditional team sports such as cricket and football through to activities such as cheerleading and martial arts as well as interests such as mountaineering and go karting.