Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Degree level: Undergraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

Certificate: The Practice of Music Making

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Course summary

The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making, is a blended programme of study, developed by Trinity Laban in partnership with the Open Universit. It is delivered through distance (online) learning plus a residential learning week at Trinity Laban’s World Heritage Site home in Greenwich. The Certificate is available as a stand-alone programme, and can also count towards degree study with the Open University. The Certificate is designed for instrumentalists and vocalists who participate in any genre of music and there are no auditions to gain entry. It is suited to those who make music regularly in a group or ensemble and who would like to further develop their skills. The programme offers students the opportunity to receive face-to-face and online tuition from teaching staff from Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music in Greenwich. It will support you to develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of musical practice, ensemble music making and musical performance. It does so by exploring a range of ideas and approaches developed by other musicians, before applying these to your own music making. The programme does not include specific tuition on your instrument or voice, but focuses on transferable musical skills relevant across genres and disciplines. Areas studied will include:

  • Evaluating and refining your own performances
  • Exploring approaches to practice, preparation and performance
  • Communication skills, such as in rehearsing and making music with others
  • Creativity and interpretation
  • Creative technologies
  • Arranging music for your ensemble
  • Planning performances and developing an audience.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Any Musical Instrument
  • Baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Bassoon (Contra)
  • Bassoon (Historical Performance)
  • Cello

How to apply

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.


Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

*Fee not collected by UCAS

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

*Fee not collected by UCAS

Additional information

No audition required


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Certificate: The Practice of Music Making at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - UCAS