Taught course

The Practice of Music Making

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

Entry requirements

Applicants are typically expected to hold academic credit at Level 5 on the FHEQ, normally acquired through prior completion of degree level study (Foundation degree, HND, DipHE or the second year of Bachelors degree study or equivalent).

Equivalent entry qualifications or professional experience may be considered for entry to the programme, subject to completing the Institution’s RPL procedures.

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making is a one-year programme developed by Trinity Laban in partnership with the Open University. It offers adults with a passion for music the opportunity to develop their practical music making and performance skills.

Key details:

  • Designed for all instrumentalists (including non-pitched and electronic) and singers who participate in any genre of music.
  • Ideally suited to those who have learned to sing, play, perform or write music without gaining a formal qualification in practical music making.
  • Also ideal for those who wish to return to music making after a time away or those who make music regularly in any kind of ensemble or group.
  • Delivered through distance (online) learning plus a residential learning week at Trinity Laban’s World Heritage Site home in Greenwich.
  • The Certificate is available as a stand-alone programme and can count towards degree study with the Open University. It is also a compulsory part of the OU BA (Hons) Music.

Qualification and course duration


12 months
distance learning
12 months

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