Leverhulme Trust announces Arts Scholarships for Trinity Laban

The Leverhulme Trust has announced Arts Scholarships worth £500,000 over three years for students wishing to attend Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from September 2013.

The Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support "scholarships for the purposes of research and education." With annual funding of around £60 million, the Trust is amongst the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK.

The Trust's ambition is to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training; and the Arts Scholarships will be in five categories -

  • Supporting excellence at postgraduate level - Dance
  • Supporting excellence at postgraduate level - Music
  • Supporting Young Excellence - Centre for Advanced Training (Dance)
  • Supporting Young Excellence - Junior Trinity (Music)
  • Widening participation - Undergraduate Musical Theatre

Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne, said he was delighted at the announcement: "Trinity Laban has a long and rewarding relationship with the Leverhulme Trust, and many of our music and dance alumni are forging successful careers in the arts thanks to this most welcome financial support.

"These scholarships mean that talented young people can have access to financial support to enrol on our courses, without which they wouldn't be able to."

The funds will be available for students from the UK, EU and overseas.

Scholarship categories -

Supporting excellence at postgraduate level- Trinity Laban offers a range of postgraduate and research degrees in the music and dance faculties

The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at Trinity Laban is an innovative scheme offering young 13-18 year olds with exceptional talent and potential in dance the opportunity to access high quality dance training. The programme of classes provides intensive and rigorous dance training taught by a highly experienced team of professional dance teachers and artists.

Junior Trinity is a Saturday School for 3-19 year old gifted and talented musicians. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, Trinity Laban aims to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.

Trinity Laban offers a BA in Musical Theatre: Performance. This is a unique project-based degree which offers exciting new learning opportunities in singing, dancing and acting, organised along the lines of a theatre company producing a range of musical theatre pieces. The aim of the course is to prepare students for a career in the professional musical theatre industry as creative practitioners equipped with a wide range of skills applicable to a variety of musical theatres.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK's only conservatoire of music and dance. Its innovative course provision, exciting performances and groundbreaking education, community and social inclusion work make Trinity Laban a leader in the advancement of elite and creative artistic practice. The organisation fosters the musicians, dancers and artistic leaders of the future, enriching Britain's vibrant cultural life and its creative industries which are vital to a balanced, diverse economy.

More than 97% of our first degree leavers are in employment or further study six months after graduation - the fifth highest figure across the entire higher education sector.

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