Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Course Introduction

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. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Advanced Certificate £13,910 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Advanced Certificate £13,910 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Advanced Certificate £22,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Advanced Certificate £9,200 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Advanced Certificate £9,200 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Advanced Certificate £14,830 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students who apply for the Advanced Certificate Programme will be assessed, at audition, On their potential to benefit from principal study teaching at Masters level. The minimum standard of entry will be commensurate with the performance standard expected at the end of four years of undergraduate conservatoire principal study. Applicants who are not native speakers of English should have achieved a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic Training examination with no individual component score below 6.0 (or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances this requirement may be replaced by the submission of an essay of adequate standard. The School reserves the right to require non English speaking students to attend a non credited class in the English language.