Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This three-year programme is based at King Charles Court, Trinity Laban’s historic Faculty of Music in the heart of Maritime Greenwich. The programme is based on three main strands of study, which feature in each year:
Musical Practices: this strand is designed to support a broad skill set in musical performance, with specialist study on your instrument/voice or in composition, and additional content designed to support an ability to work across multiple genres and settings. The strand includes fifteen hours each year of one-to-one tuition with a member of Trinity Laban’s acclaimed professorial staff, and a weekly performance workshop offering classes in performance skills such as improvisation, Dalcroze Eurythmics, body percussion, West African and samba drumming, Kodaly singing, and choral leadership and songwriting. Also included are second study lessons, band instrument and technology skills, undergraduate choir and CoLab, our established two-week festival of student-led collaborative work.
Music Pedagogies: this strand covers a broad sweep of educational principles and skills, from seminars in core pedagogy and key concepts in music education to professional practices in many different settings. There are placements in every year, and students will experience at least three different types of employment situation in the first two years, with mentors by their side as they observe and teach. First-year students will plan and undertake an interactive concert in a primary school, and second-year students will run and evaluate a participatory project with a local community group. Third-year students have an extended forty-day placement in a setting of their choice.
Academic Studies: this strand is equally divided at first between music theory and aural skills training, and foundational musicology, looking at musical meaning in historical and contemporary settings across different places and genres. Third-year students complete a substantial personal project that applies their developed critical thinking skills to a practical or theoretical subject of their choice.
Alongside these three main strands are four other modules, studying music leadership skills, music technology, and two electives that are shared with the BMus programme. Typical elective titles are: Analysis for Performance; Arranging; Collaborative Composition for Performers; Composing for Media; Conducting; Creative Leadership; Critical Popular Music; Digital Musicianship; Essential Performing Practice; Improvisation and Interpretation; Instrumental/Vocal Teaching; Introduction to Music Psychology; Music, Gender and Sexuality; Neglected Repertoires; Opera & Theatre; Traditional Music and Contemporary Folk.
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:
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.
- Double Bass
- Double Bass (Jazz)
- Drumkit (Jazz)
- Electric bass (jazz)
- Flute (Jazz)
- Guitar (Classical)
- Guitar (Jazz Electric Bass)
- Guitar (Jazz Electric Lead)
- Horn (Baritone)
- Horn (French)
- Percussion & Drumkit
- Percussion & Timpani
- Piano (Jazz)
- Saxophone (Alto)
- Saxophone (Alto) Jazz
- Saxophone (Baritone)
- Saxophone (Baritone) Jazz
- Saxophone (Soprano)
- Saxophone (Soprano) Jazz
- Saxophone (Tenor)
- Saxophone (Tenor) Jazz
- Trombone (Alto)
- Trombone (Bass)
- Trombone (Jazz)
- Trumpet (Bass)
- Trumpet (Jazz)
- Voice (Alto)
- Voice (Baritone)
- Voice (Bass)
- Voice (Bass-Baritone)
- Voice (Contralto)
- Voice (Counter-Tenor)
- Voice (Jazz)
- Voice (Male Soprano)
- Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Voice (Soprano)
- Voice (Tenor)
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain audition locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
Please visit our website for information
In the event of a successful audition, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.
Remote audition recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an audition in person.
Single specialism audition
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Joint principal specialism audition
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