International Artist Diploma

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.

Postgraduate Diploma International Artist - Kana Ohashi

Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance/Vocal Studies and Opera (International Artist)

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.

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

International Artist Diploma

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.

Detailed course information is available to download here

Application and Audition Requirements

Applications for September 2019 entry are now closed. Information about 2020 entry will be posted shortly. If you are interested in learning more about the IAD course, please email David Horne, Head of Graduate School, at


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