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Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER, Wales, UK
Bachelor of Music (Hons). Four years. Studies in performance (classical, jazz, historical performance), composition, music history, arts management, wellness for musicians.
Master of Arts. In advanced opera performance, musical theatre, jazz performance, repetiteur studies, choral, band and orchestral conducting, arts management, sound design, opera directing and management Master of Music. In performance, historical performance, opera, music theatre, choral, band and orchestral conducting, repetiteur training, composition, sound design. Master of Philosophy. Doctor of Philosophy.
Post-graduate Diploma: • in Advanced Professional Practice. • in Brass Band Conducting. • in Music Performance, Historical Performance. • in Orchestral Performance. • in Jazz. • in Collaborative Piano. • in Multi Instrument Woodwind Performance. • in Choral Conducting.
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru) was established as Wales’ national conservatoire for the performing arts in 1949 and gained its current name and status in 2002. It is set in Cardiff’s Castle grounds which are adjacent to the University, close to the city centre. It has close links with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and with the Welsh National Opera in association with which it has recently launched the David Seligman Opera School. Facilities include the newly opened Sir Anthony Hopkins Centre with three fine performance spaces and 30 practice rooms, the Bute Theatre, electronic, recording and TV studios and a well-equipped library. The College is an All-Steinway School. Students may take studies in early music, jazz and ethnic musics as well as in the usual performing areas. Programs in Alexander Technique are available. The college presents over 300 public performances every year, including recitals, opera, musical theatre and drama productions. The degrees are validated by the University of Wales. In 2009 the College became the first All-Steinway Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. There is a Junior Conservatoire offering a Saturday 'Mini Music' program for 4- to 8-year olds, a Music First program to children aged 7 to 11 and a junior program to young people aged 8 to 18. Non-professional evening courses in music are offered to interested persons in the local community. A Schools Opera Project takes performances to schools and other institutions. The College offers the honorary award of FRWCMD (Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama).