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MA in Opera Making & Writing


Guildhall School of Music & Drama Music

Full time September MA 1 year full-time

About the course

This Masters programme allows composers and writers to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed. Part of an exciting new partnership between Guildhall School and the Royal Opera House, the programme is led by Julian Philips, Head of Composition, Stephen Plaice, Writer-in-Residence, Laura Bowler, composition professor, and other visiting composers and writers.

The programme is coordinated in close collaboration with the School’s award-winning Opera Department, its Production Arts Department and colleagues at the Royal Opera House. It enables you to acquire first-hand experience of the day-to-day workings of the Royal Opera House. At the same time, you will receive individually-tailored one-to-one tuition from the School’s Writer-in-Residence, Stephen Plaice,

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Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for applicants for the composition pathway is an upper second class honours degree in music with a composition specialism (or equivalent). Applications will be considered from students with non-music degrees (e.g. English), provided the quality of their composition is equivalent to the expected academic standards.

The minimum entry requirement for applicants to the writer pathway is an upper second class honours degree in an arts subject. Applications will be considered from students with other degrees (e.g. Physics, Biology), provided the quality of their writing portfolio is equivalent to the expected academic standards.


Fees

Full-time only: UK/EU: £9,820, International: £22,250

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