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Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Opera Making and Writing
|Institution||Guildhall School of Music & Drama|
This Masters programme, part of an exciting partnership between Guildhall School and the Royal Opera House, allows composers and writers to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed.
The programme is coordinated in close collaboration with the School’s award-winning Opera Department, its Technical Theatre Department and colleagues at the Royal Opera House. It enables students to acquire first-hand experience of the day-to-day workings of the Royal Opera House while receiving individually-tailored one-to-one tuition from the School’s Writer-in-Residence, Stephen Plaice, or from a member of the School’s world-class Composition Department such as department Head Julian Philips.
Specifically focusing on operatic composition and the theatre, the core programme activity supports writers and composers to work collaboratively on the creation of a new chamber operatic work. This piece will be rehearsed, produced and premiered by the Opera programme in Guildhall School’s new Milton Court Studio Theatre. Additional projects allow writers to focus more specifically on their own creative practice – whether poetry, prose or dramatic script – and composers to develop their craft in writing for the operatic voice.
Master of Arts - MA (PG)
|Level||RQF Level 7|
The minimum entry requirement for applicants is an upper second class honours degree in music with a composition specialism (for composers) or arts specialism (for writers). Applications will be considered from students with other degrees, provided the quality of their work is equivalent to the expected academic standards for this level 7 programme.
Applicants to the composition pathway will be expected to submit a portfolio of three compositions - minimum duration of four to six minutes per piece - (with recordings). Applicants for the writer pathway will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing – 15 poems or 5000 words of prose, or dramatic script (up to 30 pages).
|Location||Guildhall School of Music & Drama|
City of London
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