Music Performance MA

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This is a practical performance-based MA where you will demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area through your playing or singing. This can only be done with a fluent level of technical and expressive skill and the range of support included for the development of performance skills is extensive, including weekly individual tuition in your instrument or voice, group performance skills development each week, masterclass attendance at Chichester and at other institutions, ensemble participation, and a consultation with an external specialist each semester. This process ensures that the regular support you receive from teachers who are familiar to you is…

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This is a practical performance-based MA where you will demonstrate your critical awareness of current practice in your own specialist area through your playing or singing. This can only be done with a fluent level of technical and expressive skill and the range of support included for the development of performance skills is extensive, including weekly individual tuition in your instrument or voice, group performance skills development each week, masterclass attendance at Chichester and at other institutions, ensemble participation, and a consultation with an external specialist each semester. This process ensures that the regular support you receive from teachers who are familiar to you is complemented by invaluable exposure to other professional views and experience of different institutions.

Students study the work of specialists in their own performance field, develop a lecture recital and research relevant areas of repertoire and performance practice. The dissertation takes the form of a recital, presented at the beginning of the following academic year.

Indicative Course Content

This course is modular and indicative taught modules are:

  • Lecture Recital
  • Portfolio Experience
  • Recital (Double Module)
  • Written Exercise (Performance Practice)
  • Written Exercise (Repertoire).

Assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate students need to complete the Portfolio Experience and Lecture Recital Modules.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma students must have completed and passed two of the three strands.

To gain an MA students need to have successfully completed all modules, including the Recital double module.

Attendance

Full time (1 year, with final performance assessment in the first week of the following academic year).

Part time (2 years, with final performance assessment in the first week of the following academic year, or longer).

All sessions are held at the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester. Modules are taught during weekdays, and students must be willing to travel to occasional external masterclass events in London and elsewhere.

Duration: 12 to 15 months full time. 2 to 3 years part time.

For more information please visit: http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/music/index.cfm

For further details on how to apply please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught-0/how-apply

Home/EU Fees for 2013 academic year

1 Year full time taught including dissertation £8400.00

Part time - Module Fee £1548.00. Dissertation Fee £3096.00.

There is an Alumni Discount of 10% for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at Chichester.

Overseas Fees for 2012 academic year

Full time only £10,775.00.

There is an Alumni Discount of 10% for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at Chichester.

Entry Requirements

Music degree - 2:2 or
Any other degree plus a Dip ABRSM or
Any other degree plus extensive and documented performance experience.
All candidates must demonstrate advanced performance skills at interview.

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