Master of Arts (Accompaniment) MA (PG)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Key Course Facts
The MA degree is designed for students who wish to achieve a Masters level qualification in one year, with 180 SCQF credits at level 11 (90 ECTS credits). The programme runs full-time for three trimesters, 45 weeks in total, with the third trimester being dedicated to a largely independent project. 30 weeks of one-and-a half hour prinicpal study lessons are offered, to a total of 45 hours. (15 minutes a week extra may be allocated to related study, where appropriate).
Piano Accompaniment is a varied and challenging postgraduate programme, led by lecturer and piano accompanist, Scott Mitchell, alongside a team of highly experienced professional accompanists and chamber musicians. You will engage in a wide range of collaborative opportunities to prepare you for this demanding profession working with students and lecturers from all departments at RCS.
Developing core accompaniment skills form the foundation of the programme. In addition to the extensive development of standard accompaniment repertoire, additional supporting skills are also cultivated in weekly group classes including; sight-reading, orchestral reductions, transposition, figured bass, choral accompaniment, vocal and instrumental coaching and languages.
MA/MMus Accompanists also enjoy extensive performing opportunities, whether in concerts, competitions or accompanying students. The programme provides a wide range of choice for assessment, including studio recordings, commissions of new collaborative works, independent projects and full-length recitals.
Students who have graduated in this course have gone on to have professional careers as accompanists and work for a wide range of institutions and organisations throughout the world. Graduates also work in the fields of music education, arts management and administration, and music in the community, where an MMus degree is highly valued.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Master of Arts (Accompaniment), MA (PG).
Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.
Tuition Fees Master of Arts (Accompaniment) MA (PG)
|Channel Islands||£12945||year 1|
|England UK||£12945||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£12945||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
October 1, 2023
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
About Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Situated in the heart of Glasgow and dedicating itself to the arts of Drama, Music and Dance, we find the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The campus on Renfrew Street has been designed exclusively for those studying these art forms, meaning that those enrolling can expect to gain access to modern rehearsal rooms and recording studios, with all of the up-to-date materials and equipment that you need to advance in your area of interest.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|MA Repetiteur Studies MA (PG)||Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama||-||-||-||£11163||£21962||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Music (Repetiteurship) MMus||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||-||-||-||£9543||£18699||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Music (Accompaniment) MMus||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||-||-||-||£9543||£18699||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Arts (Accompaniment) MA (PG)||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||-||-||-||£12945||£22476||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Arts (Repetiteurship) MA (PG)||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||-||-||-||£12945||£22476||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|