Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Foundation Certificate: Music programme is designed for aspiring musicians who wish to develop their musical skills and techniques through a dedicated programme of study rooted in studio or practice-based activity. It is an opportunity for students to access high-quality conservatoire study and may provide an entry route to further specialist/vocational training (e.g. undergraduate degree programmes within the conservatoire or wider higher education sectors, particularly within the UK) or a platform for a dedicated period of personal study with a vocational focus. The programme aims to equip students with a secure grasp of the foundational skills required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense, but with a focus on Western Art Music.
The Certificate is of one year’s duration (10 months) and by the end of the programme students will be able to perform and/or create music as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer at a level appropriate to entry to conservatoire BMus or university music faculty study. Students will have consolidated a consistent artistic personality as appropriate to a range of performance settings, and developed a broad set of skills and knowledge suited to diverse further training routes in music.
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.
- Cello (Historical Performance)
- Double Bass
- Guitar (Classical)
- Horn (Baritone)
- Horn (French)
- Percussion & Drumkit
- Percussion & Timpani
- Saxophone (Alto)
- Saxophone (Baritone)
- Saxophone (Soprano)
- Saxophone (Tenor)
- Trombone (Bass)
- Trombone (Tenor)
- Trumpet (Natural)
- 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
This course is closed for the 2019 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2020 courses.
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.
An audition is required for entry onto the programme
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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