11 February, 2009
The Royal Northern College of Music, based on Manchester's Oxford Road, is starting a graduate school aimed at training instrumentalists, singers, conductors and composers to a fully professional level. The first intake of students will be in September 2009.
The school will offer four levels of programmes: master’s and postgraduate diploma studies, courses leading to the RNCM international artist diploma, a full MPhil/PhD programme, as well as some vocational training programmes.
Nicholas Baragwanath, acting head of postgraduate studies and research at the college, said: “The graduate school is all about delivering the best possible professional training and creating a vibrant community of postgraduates.
“It encompasses a progressive series of courses, including innovative vocational programmes, the college’s brand new PGDip and MMus degrees, full- and part-time PhDs, and international artist diplomas. The keyword is flexibility.
“Programmes can be tailored closely to individual student needs, within a spectrum that ranges from high-level performance studies to cutting-edge research."