|Bachelor of Music honours degree||The BMus programme is centred around world-leading one-to-one tuition for performers, composers and electronic musicians. Its principal aim is to develop your ability as a practical musician. At least two-thirds of the programme is focused on your Principal Study.|
|Guildhall Artist Programme:||The one or two-year Guildhall Artist Masters programme is offered in the pathways of Performance (including Orchestral Artistry specialism) and Composition and is in two parts: Part One (MMus) is available in full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) modes except for Opera which is available only in full-time mode. Part Two (MPerf, MComp) is available only in full-time mode.|
|Performance (MMus, MPerf)|
|Orchestral Artistry in association with London Symphony Orchestra (pathway)||The one or two-year Guildhall Artist Masters programme is offered in the pathways of Performance (including Orchestral Artistry specialism) and Composition and is in two parts: Part One (MMus) is available in full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) modes except for Opera which is available only in full-time mode. Part Two (MPerf, MComp) is available only in full-time mode.Successful completion of Part One meets all the criteria for a Masters level (level 7) award and a student may conclude their studies at this point and be awarded a Master of Music (or a Postgraduate Diploma, according to the modules taken). Part Two represents progression for the student in terms of depth and breadth of repertoire within a project-based structure that mimics, in a controlled environment, professional practice at the highest level. Students who continue to Part Two (progression criteria apply, see below) will be awarded, on its successful completion, a Master of Performance (Guildhall Artist), or Master of Composition (Guildhall Artist).|
Part One concentrates on the student’s intense activities in Principal Study, but also includes core Contextual Studies and a wide range of Elective opportunities.
|Composition (MMus, MComp)||Studying for a Guildhall Artist Masters in music performance prepares you for entry to the profession at the highest level. It gives you technical facility and musical flexibility, allowing you to explore and refine your individual artistic voice. The programme is about developing as an intelligent musician and practitioner; challenging yourself and taking risks within your field of expertise. We respect your creativity and your desire to learn and will provide you with a learning environment that enables you to recognise, nurture, and increase your musical strengths.|
|MA in Music Therapy||The programme is about developing as an intelligent musician and practitioner; challenging yourself and taking risks within your field of expertise. We respect your creativity and your desire to learn and will provide you with a learning environment that enables you to recognise, nurture, and increase your musical strengths.|
|MA in Opera Making & Writing||Orchestral Artistry is an exciting professional specialism for advanced instrumentalists seeking a career in orchestral playing. Part of the Guildhall Artist Masters programme and delivered in association with one of the world’s leading orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), it offers a course of study which is both highly distinctive and ground-breaking in scope, in a context akin to a professional environment.Students take part in orchestral repertoire training, audition preparation and practice and coaching sessions with LSO players, as well as LSO rehearsal sit-ins, masterclasses and education and community projects.|
|Artist Diploma||The Masters in Music Therapy aims to develop students’ musicianship and personal potential, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to work as a registered music therapist.|
|MPhil/DMus, MPhil/PhD||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, or from a member of the School’s world-class Composition Department. Through mentoring and observation, you will gain valuable insight into how to work successfully in opera with conductors and directors, singers and instrumentalists, designers and stage managers.|
|PGCert Performance Teaching||The Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Performance Teaching is a Masters-level course is designed to support professional musicians, actors, production artists and dancers who teach as part of their practice, either as their main employment or as part of a portfolio career. It offers a unique opportunity to develop creative and reflective practice in teaching in performing arts contexts either in person, or online.|
|Advanced Certificate||Research degrees are awarded for an independent research project that contributes to existing knowledge in a given area. Guildhall School’s research programme has a distinctive focus on research in, through and for the performing arts. Our research students investigate a wide range of topics in music, theatre and related artistic and pedagogic practices, including composition, instrumental performance, historical performance, opera-making, theatre making, performing arts pedagogies, institutions and cultures. As a world-leading conservatoire, we are well equipped to support research projects that integrate creative practice with scholarly enquiry. Our DMus award is for world-leading music composers and performers whose own practice forms an integral part of their research. The PhD programme also encompasses research by creative practice as well as historical, ethnographic, musicological and other modes of enquiry.|
|BA (Hons) Production Arts programme||The emphasis of this programme is on your individual growth as a practical musicians and artist, through the principal study module. The module consists of one-to-one lessons, coaching, masterclasses and other activities which will develop your technical preparation, repertoire and stylistic knowledge, artistic insight and individual imagination. Students are also involved in solo and ensemble experiential learning opportunities, usually by intensive projects. Additionally, elective modules (from the BMus or Guildhall Artist programmes) are available, for an additional fee, so that you can broaden or deepen your musical expertise in a variety of specialisms, developing specific skills and understanding in relation to areas of defined specialism. These electives are taught in small groups and involve a combination of academic and experiential learning approaches. In addition, students are involved in regular extra-curricular performances that are vital to the training of musicians. These are initiated both by the School and by the students themselves.|
You will follow a programme of principal study from September to July, either full-time or part-time (full-time only for Opera students). There are no formal assessment points; assessment is conducted informally throughout the programme on the basis of participation and engagement.
The Advanced Certificate is a non-credit bearing programme so is not suitable for those wishing to obtain a degree qualification; students who have completed this programme are not eligible to attend graduation.
|Costume pathway BA(HONS)|
|Stage Management pathway||The syllabus has been designed to involve you completely in the complex art of theatre; bringing together writers, designers, actors, musicians, composers, choreographers, technicians and administrators to create plays, operas and events with fully professional production values. Your training will provide you with a firm practical knowledge of theatre crafts and managerial skills and prepare you for a professional life in the theatre. This programme has delivered an excellent record of graduate success in theatre, film, television and related industries.|
|Design Realisation pathway (scenic art, scenic construction and prop-making)||Costume students at Guildhall School will gain an broad based understanding of the breadth of the costume industry and the variety of careers available.|
|Theatre Technology pathway (sound, lighting, stage technology)||Stage managers are organised and creative individuals who require all manner of skills and competencies, but chief among these are ‘people skills’. Only through good interaction, communication and negotiation with people will stage managers be able to understand and work with actors, directors, designers and all the technical departments in the theatre and related industries. |
This pathway is all about developing your craft to professional standards in a fully professional context. By the end of the course you will bring all your skills to bear on full-scale productions, taking lead roles in managing shows from rehearsal room to final performance.
|BA (Hons) Video Design for Live Performance||Studying Design Realisation is about making and painting the scenery and props that have been designed by the set designer. Students following this pathway need good creative and practical skills with strong problem-solving abilities. Each year you will develop your skills across prop making, scenery construction and scenic art, arriving at a clear idea of how much you want to specialise in your final year.|
|MA Collaborative Theatre Production & Design||In Theatre Technology you will learn about design and production in lighting, sound, video and stage technology, with opportunities to specialise in your final year. Theatre technicians need to be good team players and have a proven interest in an area of theatre technology. As you develop your skills, you will progress from learning about technology and software, to programming and show operation and to finally managing and designing productions.|
|Design Realisation pathway (Scenic Art, Scenic Construction and Prop Making)||Have you ever experienced video design at a performance, seen large-scale animated projections on the sides of landmarks, or seen a stage transformed by digital projections, and wondered how it’s done? The BA Video Design for Live Performance offers specialist training in the rapidly expanding field of projection and video-based art forms, such as animation and motion-graphics, lighting and design. |
This programme is aimed at anyone interested in pursuing their passion for video design and production through to a career in the creative industries and live events sector.