Postgraduate Study

There's a whole host of options for postgraduate study and this section should help you find the course that is right for you. When applying, make sure you are well prepared, as some courses require you to submit additional supporting resources, such as a portfolio or a research proposal, alongside your application.


 

Further Study at Leeds Conservatoire

Find out more information about our postgraduate offering on the Postgraduate Study section of our website.

Postgraduate Music

MA/PGDip Music

Our MA/PGDip Music programme offers you the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers and producers as you develop your skills as a professional-level musician.

MA Musical Direction

Part of our brand new suite of Theatre MAs, the MA Musical Direction is designed to fully-prepare highly-skilled musicians to embark upon a career as a musical director. With tailored one-to-one classes, students will hone their musicianship and be exposed to a wide-range of working practices, working alongside key practitioners, companies and industry professionals from across the region.

 

Postgraduate Theatre and Performing Arts

MA Dramaturgy

Our MA in Dramaturgy focuses on the development of new work and individual artistry through collaborative practice. Whether as a practitioner shaping theatre though storytelling, dance or music, or as a dramaturg in a literary department dissecting text, students will be introduced to a multitude of ways of creating new theatre. Working with leading practitioners and institutions from across the North, students will learn the key components of storytelling, character and structure.

MA Musical Direction

MA Musical Direction is designed to fully-prepare highly-skilled musicians to embark upon a career as a musical director. With tailored one-to-one classes, students will hone their musicianship and be exposed to a wide-range of working practices, working alongside key practitioners, companies and industry professionals from across the region.

MA Musical Theatre Company

The Musical Theatre Company course combines rigorous conservatoire training with continued, collaborative, student-led development of new work, preparing students not only to gain employment in the musical theatre industry, but as artists creating their own work.

MA Musical Theatre Creatives

Our MA Musical Theatre Creatives is an individually-tailored MA for anyone interested in creating new musical theatre and a professional career as a creative in the industries, whether as a composer, writer, choreographer, lyricist or something that has yet to be defined.

Postgraduate Open Days

Learn more about the opportunities for Postgraduate study at Leeds Conservatoire, hear from the tutors and see the facilities.

  • Sat 9 Oct - MA Dramaturgy, MA Musical Direction, MA Musical Theatre Company, MA Musical Theatre Creatives
  • Sat 30 Oct - MA Music, PGDip Music

Book or pre-register your interest for any of our events, and get instant access to our On-Demand Open Day, with course talks, virtual tour, student panels and more.

See Postgraduate Open Days

Postgraduate Study at Other Conservatoires and Specialist Institutions

Music

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School of Music and Drama 

  • Guildhall Artist Programme
    • Performance Pathway
    • Composition Pathway
  • MA Music Therapy
  • MA Opera Making and Writing
  • PGCert Performance Teaching

Selection is by audition and applications are accepted using their online application form.


 

Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music 

  • MA Performance or Composition
  • MMus Performance or Composition
  • PGCert Performance or Composition

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire  

  • MMus/PGDip Brass Band Conducting
  • MMus/PGDip Choral Conducting
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Composition
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Experimental Performance
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Instrumental Performance
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Jazz
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Music Technology
  • MA Musicology
  • MMus/PgDip Orchestral Performance (Strings)
  • MMus/PgCert/PgDip Vocal Performance

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music 

  • Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance
  • Master of Performance (MPerf)
  • Master of Composition (MComp)
  • MMus Performance
  • MMus Composition
  • MSc Performance Science
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Artist Diploma in Performance
  • Artist Diploma in Opera
  • Artist Diploma in Composition

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

  • MA/Professional Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre: Musical Directing
  • Artist Diploma
  • MA Psychology in the Arts (Music)
  • MMus/MA – Brass, Chamber Music, Composition, Conducting, Guitar and Harp, Historically Informed Performance Practice, Jazz, Keyboard
  • MEd/PGCert in Learning and Teaching in the Arts
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Music)

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Royal Northern College of Music

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Master of Music (MMus)
  • Master of Performance (MPerf)
  • PgDip Advanced Studies
  • European Chamber Music Master (ECMAster)
  • PGCE in Music with Specialist Instrumental Teaching

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Royal Welsh Conservatoire for Music and Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • MMUS/PgDip Brass Band Conducting
  • MMUS/PgDip Composer-Performer
  • MMUS/PgDip Music Performance
  • MMUS/PgDip Orchestral Performance
  • PgDip Advanced Professional Practice
  • MMUS/PgDip Composition
  • MMUS/PgDip Choral Conducting
  • MMUS/PgDip Orchestral Conducting
  • MMUS/PgDip Historical Performance
  • MA/PgDip Jazz
  • MA Repetiteur Studies
  • MMUS/PgDip Collaborative Piano
  • MA Advanced Opera Performance
  • MA Opera Directing
  • MMUS/PgDip Multi Instrument Woodwind Performance
  • MA Arts Management

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban offers Artist, Professional and Graduate Diplomas, MA Music Education and Performance, and MMus with specialisms of Composition, Jazz, Keyboard, Strings, Vocal Studies, Wind, Brass and Percussion.

Applications are accepted through UCAS Conservatoires.


 

Institute for Contemporary Music Performance

Institute for Contemporary Music Performance 

  • MA Songwriting
  • MA Popular Music Performance
  • MA Creative Music Production

Applications are made using their online Application form.


 

BIMM Institute

BIMM Institute 

  • MA Popular Music Practice
  • MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries

Applications are made using their online Application form 


 

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts 

  • MA/MSc International Music Management

Applications are made using their online Application Form


 

Drama and Performing Arts

The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

  • MA Professional Acting
  • MA Directing
  • MFA Linklater Teaching Practice

Applications made using their online form

ArtsED

ArtsED

  • MA Acting

Applications made using their online application

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

  • MFA Professional Acting
  • MA Screen Acting
  • MA Drama Writing
  • MFA Professional Voice Studies
  • MA Drama Directing

Applications are made via UCAS

Drama Studio London

Drama Studio London

  • MFA Professional Acting

Applications Made using their online form

East15

East15

  • MA Acting
  • MA/MFA Theatre Directing
  • MA Advanced Professional Theatre Practice

Applications made using their online form

Guildford School of Acting

Guildford School of Acting

  • MA/MFA Acting
  • MA/MFA Musical Theatre
  • MA Theatre (Part-time Onlline)

Applications made online through the University of Surrey

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • MA Acting
  • MPhil/PHD Research Degrees

Selection is by audition and applications are accepted using their online application form

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

  • MFA Professional Acting
  • MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre
  • MA Directing

Applications made online via their website

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

  • MA Acting (Company)
  • MA Professional Practice: Theatre and Drama Facilitation

Applications made via UCAS

Mountview

Mountview

  • MA Musical Direction
  • MA Theatre Directing
  • MA Theatre for Community and Education
  • MA Site-specific Theatre Practice
  • MA Creative Producing
  • MA Performance – Acting or Musical Theatre

Applications made via their website

Rose Bruford College

Rose Bruford College

  • MA/MFA Actor and Performer Training
  • MA/MFA Actor Musicianship
  • MA/MFA Collaborative Theatre Making
  • MA/MFA Contemporary Directing Practice
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts
  • MA/MFA Theatre for Young Audiences

Applications made via their online form

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

  • MA Theatre Lab
  • MA Text and Performance

Applications Made via their website

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

  • MA/MFA/PgDip Acting
  • MA/MFA/PgDip Professional Voice Practice

Visit their website to find out how to apply

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • MA Musical Theatre (Performance, Musical Directing or Choreography)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Musical Directing
  • MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in the Arts
  • MA/MFA Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting or Directing)

Application via UCAS

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio
  • MA Musical Theatre
  • MA Stage and Event Management
  • MA Arts Management

Application via UCAS

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • MA Classical Acting
  • MA Contemporary Acting
  • MA Acting for Screen
  • MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching
  • MA/MFA Advanced Theatre Practice
  • MA Applied Theatre
  • PG Cert Applied Theatre with Young People
  • MA/MFA Creative Producing
  • MA Drama and Movement Therapy
  • MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching
  • MA Music Theatre
  • MA/MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching
  • MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

Applications made using their online application form

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban offers a wider range of Dance-led MA, MFA and MSc courses

Application Through UCAS Conservatoires

BIMM Institute

BIMM Institute

  • MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries

Applications using their online Application form

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

  • PG Cert Creative Education
  • MA/MSc Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries
  • MA Screen Acting and Performance
  • MA Writing for Screen

Apply using their online form

Postgraduate Study in West Yorkshire

University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Music

  • MA Applied Psychology of Music
  • MA Electronic and Computer Music
  • MA Music and Management
  • MA/PGCert/PgDip Music and Wellbeing
  • MA Critical and Applied Musicology
  • MMus Critical and Experimental Composition
  • MMus/PgDip Performance
  • MA Media Industries

Drama and Performing Arts

  • MA Applied Theatre and Intervention
  • MA/PGDip/PGCert Audiences, Engagement, Participation
  • MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • MA Writing for Performance and Digital Media

Applications are made either through UCAS or using the University’s Online application form.

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University 

Music

  • MA Music Production
  • MA Music for the Moving Image
  • MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games
  • MA Music and Popular Culture

Drama and Performing Arts

  • MA Choreography
  • MA Performance

Leeds Beckett also offer the opportunity to do a Masters by Research (MRes) in a subject of your choosing, these are dependent on staff availability.

Applications are made either through UCAS or using the University’s Online application form.

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Music

  • PgDip/MMus Music Performance
  • MRes Music
  • MSc Music Technology and Sound Production
  • MMus Musicology
  • MA Creative Music Production
  • Secondary Music PGCE with QTS
  • MRes Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

Drama and Performing Arts

  • MRes Drama, Dance and Performance

Applications are made either through UCAS or using the University’s Online application form.

Backstage Academy

Backstage Academy 

  • MA Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Live Events
  • MA Live Event Design
  • MSc Creative Technologies for Live Events

Applications are made either through UCAS or using the Institutions’ Online application form.

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