Our diplomas provide an authoritative assessment framework for a wide range of musicians, including teachers, performers and directors.
Whether you want to pursue a career in music, are currently working as a professional and wish to broaden your qualiï¬cations, or are purely after the satisfaction of achieving a personal goal, you''re sure to ï¬nd a diploma that's right for you.
Our four diplomas
Our first diploma is the ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music), which bridges the gap between Grade 8 and DipABRSM. The ARSM is currently available for performance only.
For our three further diplomas, there are three subject lines: Instrumental/Vocal Teaching, Music Performance and Music Direction. Each subject line has three levels of award:
- DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
- LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music)
- FRSM (Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music)
Encouraging diverse approaches to teaching, performing and directing music, the diplomas stimulate enjoyment and achievement through the progressive acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding.
Their usefulness has been acknowledged by music services and agencies around the world. They're compatible with systems of assessment widely applied in higher education and encourage lifelong learning, without restrictions on length of study or the requirement that the candidate is taught in an institution.