Since the formation of its first jazz course in 1987, the Royal Academy of Music has steadily produced an outstanding array of creative, versatile and employable musicians.

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Master of Music (Performance: Intensive)

This one year Master of Music in Performance course is similar to the Master of Arts but with the addition of a Masters Project. Performance students normally study on a two-year MMus programme but, in exceptional circumstances, can take it in one year (intensive).

Your Project preparation is supported by a team of specialists and provides an opportunity for you to enhance your creative work through specialised academic study and practice-led research. Postgraduate students are a vital part of the Academy’s musical culture, working in a uniquely collaborative performance environment ideally suited to helping talented musicians — from across the globe — to achieve their musical ambitions. Students wishing to prepare applications for doctoral study will normally choose the MMus rather than the MA. This one year programme is only taken by a few candidates each year and we advise that students apply for the two-year programme. The programme path and length can be discussed at the entrance interview and adjusted as appropriate, you are not tied to the option you choose when you submit your application in UCAS Conservatoires.

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