Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban - UCAS

Trinity Laban

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Artist Diploma (Taught)

Course summary

This postgraduate programme provides an ideal bridge to the music profession for advanced students who have already completed a master's degree. The programme is suitable for advanced postgraduates who have already completed a Masters degree or PG Diploma and who wish to take their already strong skills to the highest possible level. It aims to equip students with the necessary musical skills, insight and and experience required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense but with a focus on the Western Classical and Jazz traditions; the Jazz pathway offers discrete comprehensive specialist training. This is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Level 7 programme which enables graduates to create music as instrumentalists, vocalists or composers at a highly professional and employable standard. This programme comprises compulsory ‘core’ modules designed to develop students’ individual technical and interpretative skills in their principal study discipline through one-to-one and group tuition, as well as through a wide range of departmental and cross-department solo, small group/chamber music, and large ensemble activities, in which settings you will be able to develop a range of artistic and related skills relevant to their professional aspirations. In addition you will undertake an intensive research module which provides a foundation for Masters level critical thinking to underpin all aspects of the programme; the programme also offers a range of ‘Electives’, through which you will be able to develop and explore subjects appropriate to your developing artistic profile and which will enhance your employability in the professional world. The programme is designed to allow the skills and experience of the individual student to flourish and for new skills and insights to be gained. The programme is structured to enable progressive development through the material studied and the assessments undertaken, leading to your increased autonomy and independence as a learner, in preparation for professional life and/or study at Level 8. Programme Content The Professional Studies module will be at the core of your learning experience. You will work with your instrumental, vocal or composition teacher and Head of Department to create a personalised route through the module, combining individual and small group tuition with major performance opportunities in both chamber and large ensemble contexts All students benefit from intensive individualised tuition in their Principal Study discipline. Each instrumental and vocal student receives one hour of one to one tuition each week enhanced by regular small group lessons/classes Individual Principal Study Enhancement lessons on a related, complementary or doubling instrument. Vocal students typically dedicate their Principal Study enhancement time to vocal coaching. Composition students receive a balanced combination of individual and small group lessons, and are encouraged to dedicate their Principal Study enhancement lessons to instrumental or vocal training, or pursuit of a complementary discipline such as music technology or conducting. You will also develop a Professional Portfolio. Personalised career tutorials and our professional mentor scheme will enable you to develop as a versatile and rounded musician, well equipped for the challenges of the music profession. The Advanced Diploma also provides access to Trinity Laban's unique Collaboration Lab (CoLab), an exceptional learning space in which you will be encouraged to take creative risks and explore the boundaries of your art form in collaboration with staff and students from across Trinity Laban, leading artists from across the artistic spectrum and many of our professional partner organisations. For more information please see

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.


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

  • Baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Cello (Historical Performance)
  • Clarinet
  • Clarinet (Bass)

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2023 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2024 courses.

*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

International applicants

We welcome applications from across the world and accept a wide range of international qualifications. For more information please see

Entry requirements

A recognised Postgraduate Diploma or Masters Degree

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
In person£95£95
By recording£95£95

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
In personNot available at this location
By recordingNot available at this location

Additional information

We offer auditions in a wide range of international locations. For more information on when we will be auditioning in your country please see

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban - UCAS