BMus with Honours
This four-year full-time programme is aimed at performers and composers of outstanding
potential. We treat you as an emerging professional from day one of your course, preparing you for
either specialist postgraduate study or for employment as performers, teachers, composers or other
'portfolio careers' in the music profession.
Your journey with us is focused on your individual needs and career interests, thanks to a wide range of custom-built pathways throughout your programme. Along with your Principal Study, the core units are key practical studies (performance classes, workshops and masterclasses, orchestral and ensemble work), practical and contextual studies (teaching techniques and community placements) and applied Academic Studies. Career and Enterprise Skills is an integral feature of the programme. Strongly practical, its flexible structure and content enables you choose pathways to help you develop the full range of your abilities, and pursue your musical interests and aspirations to the highest level.
Listen to Alisdair MacDonald, lecturer in
composition and Contextual Studies and Acting Head of our BMus programme, talk about how the
new curriculum will affect the BMus programme.
“My tutor encouraged and pushed me, and prepared me for competitions and concerts in a way that I feel no other teacher could have done. He brought the cream of the guitar world to the Conservatoire’s doorstep, not uncommonly resulting in engagements that are testament to his intimate understanding of the ever-changing industry. The Conservatoire has been of great help in generously funding my forays into many international competitions abroad - without the significant support that I received, I almost definitely would not have been able take part and achieve so much.”
BMus student Sean Shibe, winner of the prestigious international Royal Overseas League’s Award 2011.