Taught course


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

Entry requirements

  • A good 2:1 pass in a BMus (Hons) programme; or
  • An equivalent qualification such as a Performer's Diploma (LTCL, LRAM, LRSM, ARCM etc.).
  • Other equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered

Months of entry


Course content

Explore and enhance your creative and entrepreneurial skills as a performer and/or composer through a range of practical and research modules.

The MA programme is designed for students wishing to be professional musicians: performers and composers. It aims to equip you with the necessary skills, insight and experience required to succeed in the contemporary music profession. There is a focus on the Western Classical and Jazz traditions; the Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Performance and Performer-Composer pathways each offer discrete comprehensive specialist training.

Key features

  • Provide advanced musical training at postgraduate level which encourages the demonstration of individual musical talent and scholarship, underpinned by articulate, informed and sophisticated critical self-reflection, at a highly professional standard.
  • Enable musicians of proven ability, and with the potential for further training, to advance and refine their skills and specialism/s and deepen their professional expertise through focused activity in those areas.
  • Acknowledge the significance of musical context, highlighting the relationship of music to wider artistic, historical, philosophical, cultural and/or social practices, issues and/or phenomena.
  • Cultivate musicians who have the ability to work in a variety of complex musical groupings and multi-disciplinary environments, and to exercise initiative, personal responsibility, and leadership in professional practice.
  • Create an environment which encourages risk and nurtures creativity and innovation, reflecting, wherever applicable, cutting-edge thinking within the profession, and taking advantage, where appropriate, of advances in digital and other technologies.
  • Produce enterprising, entrepreneurial musicians equipped both for existing and developing high-level employment opportunities as performers/ composers/educators in today’s diverse, internationalised and ever-changing music profession.

Fees and funding

Read about financial awards and external funding opportunities in the Fees and Finance section.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details