Guildhall School of Music and Drama Diploma

guildhall school of music and drama logo

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Diploma

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Diploma

Artist Diploma

Strings | Wind | Brass | Percussion | Keyboard | Vocal Studies | Opera Studies (including Repetiteurs) | Historical Performance

Introduction to the programme

  • Two years full-time
  • 107 applications/17 places*
  • Candidates who can demonstrate appropriate professional experience may be given advanced standing for direct entry into Year Two

*approximate figures taken from 2015/16 and is for indicative purposes only

About the programme

This programme is for advanced students with exceptional individual aptitude in their specialism and represents academic progression post-Masters degree. It provides specialist, professional training for students looking to embark on an international career.

Assessment and performances

At the end of the two-year programme, you will be assessed on your performance in a fully-staged opera production or full-length ticketed evening recital in Milton Court. Repetiteurs, meanwhile, will undergo a 50-80 minute coaching and audition assessment. You will be involved in performances throughout both years, from platforms to formal and informal recitals and productions. You will also be expected and encouraged to be active outside the School if your visa allows, taking proactive steps to promote your freelance career.


Entry is limited to applicants who have gained a distinction following completion of a two-year Masters of Music degree (eg MPerf) or international equivalent.

Further information on departmental opportunities at this level is available on the Principal Study pages.

For further details, please contact Antoine Kaiserman.

Useful links