RNCM Associate Student Scheme and CPD

Music students and teaching professionals can take advantage of learning opportunities at the RNCM through a range of schemes. These schemes last from one week to a full academic year.

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RNCM Associate Student Scheme (one term – one year):

This scheme is available to students from all over the world wishing to take a short period of study at the RNCM without following a specific degree or diploma programme.

Please click on the tab at the bottom of this page to read more about the Associate Student Scheme.

Continuing Professional Development / CPD:

The RNCM can offer a range of continuing professional development courses for singers and instrumentalists. Options include:

• Teacher Visits (one week)

• Initial Professional Development (one month)

• RNCM Professional Development Scheme (6 months: September – February or January – June)

• A bespoke packages of tuition (negotiable terms)

If you are interested in coming to the RNCM to undertake a CPD course, please email admissions@rncm.ac.uk

More about the RNCM Associate Student Scheme

What are RNCM Associate Students?

The RNCM Associate Student scheme allows students from all over the world and from within the UK to take a short and intensive period of study at the College without following a specific degree or diploma programme.

The Scheme is open to both singers and instrumentalists.

Associate Students may take a range of studies, drawn from the existing RNCM modular offer at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Studentships typically last for between one term and a full academic year.

Associate Students are fully integrated into the RNCM community with access to all of the events, facilities and resources of the College. They may elect to be assessed in the modules that form part of their Associate Studentship, but this will not be a requirement.

At the completion of the Associate Studentship the College offers a certificate of attendance, detailing the duration of the studentship, along with a transcript of studies. The transcript includes description of those modules studied, and those for which assessment has been undertaken, and which have led to the award of credit. Results of Associate Students will be held on the same College record system as all other students, although the credit accumulated will not normally build to an award. All modules will carry Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points.

For students who subsequently apply for an award-bearing course at the College, credit awarded may, at the discretion of the College, contribute to the programme of study undertaken subsequently.

Can I apply to be an RNCM Associate Student, for a short and intensive period of study at the RNCM?

Anyone may study as an Associate Student if the College considers that they have an appropriate background and the necessary skills to be successful, that they will benefit from the study and that they can be accommodated.

What are the fees for RNCM Associate Studentships?

For further information visit Tuition Fees.

Possible packages

Terms 1, 2 and 3

Terms 1 and 2 only

Term 1 only

Term 2 only

(Term 1 starts in September; Term 2 starts in January; Term 3 starts in March/April (dependent on Easter holidays) and ends in June).

Please note overseas students can stay for up to 6 months on a Student Visitor’s Visa. Please contact international@rncm.ac.uk for further information.

How do I make my application to be an RNCM Associate Student?

Submitting Your Application

All applications for the Associate Student Scheme/Continuing Professional Development should be made via Acceptd.

For further guidance, please visit the Make An Application page

Acceptd Document Requirements

Associate/CPD applicants must supply the following information before they are able to complete their Acceptd submission:

  1. Name and email address of your chosen practical referee
  2. Name and email address of your chosen academic referee
  3. A personal statement outlining your musical background and future plans

 Associate Student/Continuing Professional Development Audition Requirements

Each School of Study/Principal Study instrument has its own audition requirements. Please visit the Audition Process page for your proposed School of Study