Elevate yourself above the competition
Rockschool's Performance Diplomas are your entry to music qualifications at a professional level. Focusing on truly industry relevant content that covers the whole package of being a working rock and pop musician.
Develop key skills at a professional level
Take a Performance Diploma and you'll master a range of professional-level skills that are tailored to the needs of the gigging musician.
Rockschool's Performance Diplomas are focused around the practical application of your performance skills and technique. There's just one external exam, at a centre local to you.
Key industry skills
At both Level 4 and Level 6 you'll demonstrate a robust understanding of the music industry and related knowledge, including public liability, health and safety and contracts.
Understand how to effectively promote yourself
Effectively promote yourself and the image you want, across traditional and non-traditional media, including print collateral and multiple online platforms.
Tailored to you
Design your own performance programme to suit your playing style and musical tastes, then show-off your skills in a 20-30 minute professional performance created by you.
Both the Level 4 and Level 6 Performance Diploma are quality equivalent to the first (L4) and last year (L6) of an Undergraduate Degree.
The Rockschool Performance Diploma consists of three elements, all contained in one final exam at a centre local to you.
Performance - Live Show
A real time live performance of a whole set (20-30 minutes), consisting of pieces chosen by you - show the examiner how you gig!
Create and submit a full portfolio of all the promotional material you'd need for a real live event.
Q&A (Viva Voce)
Explain, define and analyse your performance and promotional portfolio in a short Q&A with the examiner.
ICMP students have found the Rockschool teaching licentiate useful as preparation for private teaching, teaching peripatetically in schools, classroom teaching, and also as a first step into postgraduate study (PGCE).Paul Scott, Senior Lecturer, ICMP
I learnt a lot through the DipLRSL experience and made me want to explore teaching further. I got accepted in a PgCert program at Trinity Laban University - I would not have applied if I hadn't done the LRSL Teaching Diploma!Marios Magdalinos, DipLRSL (Teach) Level 6 candidate
The personal attention of the examiners and their availability, advice, encouragement and openness was second to none. I LOVED it!Raul Fernandez, Intensive Teaching Diploma course (Level 4)