Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma / Artist Diploma

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

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - Undergraduate Degree/Diploma - Recognised Performer's Diploma (such as LTCL, LRAM, LRSM, ARCM, etc.) - High 2:2 pass in a BMus (Hons) or equivalent, with 2:1 in any performance element Artist Diploma - Postgraduate Degree/Diploma - A recognised Postgraduate Diploma or Masters Degree

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

Months of entry


Course content

The PG Diploma and Artist Diploma are designed to enable you to focus on your creative practice as a performer or composer. Aimed at graduates of conservatoires and universities or experienced artists of equivalent standard, these programmes draw on the unique resources of our outstanding conservatoire environment to help develop your musicianship and confidence prior to entering the profession.

You will work with your instrumental/vocal/composition teacher and Head of Department to create a personalised route through the Professional Studies module, combining individual and small group tuition with major performance opportunities in both chamber and large ensemble contexts.

If you have not yet completed a Masters programme and want to spend a dedicated period focused exclusively on developing your performance or composition skills, the Postgraduate Diploma is ideally suited to your needs. With the Professional Studies module at the core of your learning experience, you will also undertake Engaging Audiences, a key module designed to help you develop and target your skills for a diverse range of performance contexts.

If you have already completed a Masters degree or PG Diploma, the PG Artist Diploma provides an ideal bridge to the profession. With the Professional Studies module at the core of your learning experience, you will also develop a Professional Portfolio comprising CV, demo recordings and other professional quality promotional materials. Personalised career tutorials and our professional 'buddy' scheme will enable you to develop as a versatile and rounded musician, well equipped for the challenges of the music profession.

The PG Diploma/Artist Diploma programmes also provides access to Trinity Laban's unique Collaboration Lab (CoLab), 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 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 8305 4402