Taught course

Dance Performance (Transitions Dance Company) (MA/MFA)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

The programme is open to recent graduates and more experienced performers with high-level technical, performative and creative skills as well as the aptitude to study at master's level.

In addition to acceptance to Transitions Dance Company through audition, students need a UK undergraduate degree in a related subject or international equivalent. Applicants without formal qualification are subject to the institution's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Months of entry


Course content

This internationally famous flagship programme enables you to become the best dancer you can be, and to develop the professional skills you need to work in today's professional arts environment.

Transitions Dance Company is the world's first graduate dance company, which has acquired an outstanding reputation for technical excellence and originality. If offers you a bridge to the professional world while you study for a highly respected master's programme. Your critical reflections and dissertation are embedded within the programme, so that you finish your MA within 13 months.

You will collaborate with three professional choreographers to create a varied programme of work. A UK and international tour of the programme offers the opportunity for you to explore your performance practice. You can also develop your teaching practice through delivering educational workshops.

You will engage in daily classes of various styles, with expert tuition towards an advanced technical practice. The year culminates in an independent research-led project.

Modules include:

  • Research Lab
  • Advanced Technical Practice
  • Performer in the Creative Process
  • Dance Performance
  • Project/Dissertation

Information for international students

Students from over 60 countries currently study at Trinity Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing our international community.

We want our international students to enjoy their time at Trinity Laban and make the most of the academic, personal and social opportunities available here. Living away from home can be a big change and adapting to a different country can be a little confusing at times. We are here to help you if you have questions or come across any difficulties while you are with us, and ensure you can access the full range of student support available.

Our thriving Students’ Union will help you meet people from all over the world, make life-long friends and experience life in London, considered by many to be the cultural capital of the world.

Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Free English language support classes are provided for students whose first language is not English and for students with a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Once enrolled on one of our programmes, you can access support from your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Tutor. Depending on the programme, this is through timetabled classes or one-to-one tutorials. Draft-checking of written assignments is available, as is help in any area where your level of English may be causing you problems. Support is available for all programmes (except for the Teaching Musician programme and other courses within the Learning and Participation department).

Trinity Laban holds various auditions in Asia, North America and cities throughout Europe. They are designed to give you an insight into what we expect from our students, and to find out more about the programmes we offer at our award-winning facilities in London. Find out more on the Auditions section of our website.

Fees and funding

You can find tuition fee information on our website.

The government has announced that Student Loans of up to £10,609 are available for Masters programmes for Sept 2018 entry. Those loans have to be paid back after the end of your course, once you are earning over £21,000. You can find more information on the Student Loans Company website and check terms and eligibility.

If you are ineligible for this loan or it does not cover your living costs, you can also apply for a Career Development Loan from a bank. Repayment starts one month after the end of your course, with no interest during your studies. Interest will accrue after your course and repayment rates will vary according to your loan. Check terms and eligibility.

There are alternative ways to fund your studies, including:

Trinity Laban also has some funding opportunities available and provides a variety of awards to students each year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
13 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 8305 4444