Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma

Institution
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: high 2:2 pass in a BMus (Hons) or equivalent, with 2:1 in any performance element
  • Or a recognised Performer's Diploma (such as LTCL, LRAM, LRSM, ARCM, etc.)

Composition, Early Music, Jazz, Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Wind, Brass and Percussion

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you have not yet completed a Master's programme and want to spend a dedicated period focused on developing your performance or composition skills and becoming an informed and engaged musician, the Postgraduate Diploma is ideally suited to your needs.

  • The Professional Studies module will be at the centre of your learning experience. This module will combine individual and small group tuition with major performance opportunities in both chamber and large ensemble contexts.
  • The Research Lab module provides a foundation for postgraduate-level thinking and self-evaluation that will underpin all aspects of your programme.
  • The programme also offers a range of elective options, 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. These options will usually include:

    Arranging and Musical Techniques
    Creative Leadership
    Digital Musician
    Music Now
    Music Pedagogy for the 21st Century
    Musical Direction
    Psychology in Music Performance
  • You will also take part in Trinity Laban's unique Collaboration Lab (CoLab). This is 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.

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

Postgraduate students pay tuition fees annually to cover the costs of studying at Trinity Laban. These vary from programme to programme and depend on whether you are a UK/EU or international student.

The government has announced that Student Loans of up to £10,000 are available for Masters programmes for Sept 2017 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

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Music Admissions
Email
admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8305 4444