Kingston University London - Music Performance MMus

Kingston University London

Music Performance MMus

The course is ideal if you wish to become a professional performer or are an instrumental teacher looking to develop your performance skills and knowledge. This course develops performance skills across many musical genres, including western classical music, and popular, and world music.

Through tuition masterclasses, recitals, and ensemble participation, you will develop performance skills, critique your performances, and complete a performance-based project.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will receive individual tuition on your instrument or voice from a professional performer.
  • Facilities include recording studios, rehearsal rooms, a synthesis/sampling lab, and the analog/digital hybrid Visconti Studio with a 300m² octagonal live room and rare and vintage recording equipment.
  • Masterclasses and workshops are run by performers and composers. In close proximity to London


    s major concert venues, you will have access to live performances throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree in music from either the UK or abroad (this may be in a specialist field such as popular music, performance or music technology). 

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

The Music Performance MMus combines compositional and practical skills, alongside theoretical knowledge; graduates become well-equipped for a broad range of careers, including:

  • Performing professionally;
  • Teaching in school;
  • Higher education;
  • Instrumental teaching;
  • Outreach work; and
  • Educational workshops.

Course Details

You will cover issues of performance practice, aesthetics of music performance, analysis for performers, psychology of music performance, and performance presentation.

A range of option modules allows you to develop your skills in related topics, such as composition, conducting, arranging and ensemble performance.

You'll need to take all four compulsory modules, totalling 150 credits. You can then choose a further 30-credit optional module, to total 180 credits altogether.

Core Modules

Critical Aspects of Performance Presentation
Performance Studies
Major Project
Researching Music

Optional Modules

Advanced Production of Popular Music
Composing and Marketing Popular Music
Constructing Music Education in the UK
International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy
Live Sound and Event Management
Music and Technology in Education
Special Study: Music Journalism
Special Study: Jazz Studies
Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and Television

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