International Artist Diploma
Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance / Chamber Music / Vocal Studies and Opera (International Artist)
The International Artist Diploma represents the pinnacle of achievement in performance at the College, and is designed for a small number of performers on the cusp of an international career in their chosen field. It will provide the most gifted students with advanced musical training to the highest level in performance or conducting, and high-profile performance opportunities with the BBC Philharmonic and the RNCM.
9 months full-time
Conducting, 18 months full-time
The International Artist Diploma offers the very highest level of professional training to further develop and hone students’ artistic, technical, presentation and communication skills and expand their recital and concerto repertory. Training is delivered through intensive tuition with renowned international teachers, a range of high-profile public performance opportunities and a variety of specialist classes.
Solo Performance offers high-profile public performance opportunities, bespoke packages of intensive one-to-one tuition with a range of tutors, access to a professional pianist, and professional career development. Assessment is a full-evening public recital at the RNCM and a concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. There are a maximum of four places each year.
Chamber Music offers an exceptional programme of coaching including intensive group coaching, additional one-to-one tuition, preparation for high-profile concerts and competitions, the possibility of participation in the European Chamber Music Academy Programme (subject to audition), and specialist classes in presentation and communication skills. Assessment is two public full-evening recitals at the RNCM. A maximum of two ensembles are accepted each year.
Vocal Studies and Opera offers opportunities to work with renowned international coaches, directors and conductors, develop performance skills through intensive one-to-one coaching, vocal consultancy and language coaching, experience a wide range of classes focusing on stage skills, and major roles in the College’s opera productions.
Scholarships for successful applicants
Admission to the International Artist Diploma is by competitive audition. Entrants must demonstrate exceptional ability and potential for an international career.
All students accepted onto this programme will have their tuition fees covered in full.
Finding out more
Making an application
All Postgraduate Diploma (International Artist) applications should be made through Acceptd. Please register and select ‘IAD’ as your chosen programme. Please note that an audition fee of £70 must be paid directly to the RNCM either by cheque, cash or card.
For further guidance, please visit the Make An Application page.
Applications are now open for 2018 entry. The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 1 February 2018.
Application and Audition Requirements
All supporting information and documents can be submitted alongside your Acceptd application. Information on what is required for both applications and auditions for the International Artist Diploma can be found here.