Fellowship Diploma in Pianoforte

Our Part-time Fellowship Diploma Course, for students who have already obtained the Licentiate Diploma or Licentiate equivalent as Teacher or Performer . It can be taken in Pianoforte with options as Concerto Player, Recitalist or in presenting a Lecture Recital on a Specialist Musicological topic agreed with the Directors. In all cases an audience will be present in the final examination.  Acceptance on the course is by interview & audition.

Prospective Students

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                        


Minimum Age : 17 years

Language : C6 at GCE O Level English or Grade 5 at N level or Equivalent

NB : AUDITION/ INTERVIEW : In all courses the Prospective students must attend an audition and interview with the Directors of the School for which an audition fee is payable. They will be required to perform two contrasting solos in their main discipline and undertake various tests in Musicianship to assess their suitability for the course, and discuss their reasons for applying , general interests.      

The FELLOWSHIP Diploma Course consists of One year’s part-time tuition on a modular basis involving one 90 minute lesson for 36 weeks divided into 3, 12 week modules ( individual tuition). The final performance examination carries 70% of the overall assessment, with the remaining 30% being made up from examinations and assignments during each of the three modules, Foundation, Development and Performance Modules.

The First Module is a Foundation Module .
1. Focus  on choice of  Programme of candidate’s final performance, sufficient technical basis for performance at this level.
2. Supporting plans for the candidate's practice regime & deadlines.

The Second Module is a (“Development “) Module
1. Aims to progress from technical to artistic considerations
2. The candidate will be required to present plans which demonstrate to the examiners that the candidate can realise the deadlines for performance

The Third Module is the The Final (“Performance”) Module
1. Aims to bring together the candidate’s technical & artistic skills in a typical “Evening” concert/recital/lecture recital .
2. Supporting programmes with programme notes will be expected.                                                                                                                

At the conclusion of each module the candidate’s progress will be assessed in a series of viva voce examinations and an assignment designed  to explore the candidate’s assimilation of the detail of each  module.
Students may opt to take Diploma Examinations of other recognized institutions during the course with the approval of the Directors. The fees and applications are the responsibility of the student.

In all courses candidates must obtain a minimum of 65% and demonstrate satisfactory attendance ( 85%minimum) and behaviour.
The final “Performance Module” examinations carry & 70% of the total assessment , the remaining 30% being made up from examinations & assessments made at the end of the two earlier modules.
Fellowship Diplomas will be awarded as follows :-
Pass    ……………………………………..…….   65% to 74%
Pass with Credit………………………….…....   75% to 84%
Pass with Distinction……………………….....  85% to 100%

Those receiving less than 65% will be entitled to appeal to the Academic Board which has the final say in all cases.
The Board will determine which modules/ examinations can be re-taken to secure a pass.

Teacher - Student Ratio (Individual) 1:1

Tutors: Andrew Wilkinson / Margaret E Park

Fees for Fellowship Diploma :
Total course fees $9040
Final Examination $1500 ( Students playing Concertos require an accompanist at own expense).