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.

Your course

Master of Arts (Performance: Intensive)

This is an intensive one year course. Performance students normally study on a two-year Master of Arts (MA) programme but, in exceptional circumstances, can take it in one year (intensive).

The MA is designed to allow maximum flexibility for you to concentrate upon the range of activities offered, to develop your own performance initiatives and to form a bridge to a performance career. 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 length of programme can be discussed at your audition and adjusted later, you are not tied to the programme length you select in your application.

Open Days

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