Study Abroad Programme

A special opportunity for overseas students to broaden your experience and skills at the UK's no.1 institution for contemporary dance during your Study Abroad.

Applications are open. 

Key Features

  • The Study Abroad Programme enables you to study in the second year of our three-year undergraduate programme. The experience will contribute to preparing you for a career in contemporary dance by giving you the opportunity to develop the technical, creative and performance skills needed to become an individual and versatile dance artist.
  • The programme will also help you gain the contextual understanding and the critical, analytical and reflective skills which will inform your artistic practice.
  • Alongside daily classes in contemporary dance techniques and classical ballet, creative workshops will help you shape your artistic practice and develop your choreographic voice.
  • You will have opportunities to create your own choreography and perform in your own and others' dance works.
  • Reflecting on a range of creative processes and investigating movement and dance in its historical, social and cultural contexts will allow you to locate your own practice and to explore areas that interest you.
  • The year ends with a major performance project which enables you to work with leading dance practitioners (members of the Trinity Laban teaching faculty as well as visiting dance artists) to restage historically significant repertoire.

Students can select from the following components:

  • Contemporary Dance Techniques
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Choreography
  • Resourcing Performance
  • Choreological Studies
  • Historical Project
  • Investigating Arts Practice
  • Dance and the Moving Image
  • Dance Artist in Community and Education
  • Performance Design

For a detailed outline please check the Programme Specification (correct for academic year 2016-17).

Programme Length

Our academic year comprises three terms: September to mid-December, early January to end-March and mid-April to the beginning of July. The year is the equivalent of two semesters.  You can spend one term or the full year with us, starting at the beginning of the academic programme in September.

How Will I Be Assessed?

A wide variety of assessment methods are used to reflect the diverse learning experiences you will encounter on the programme and to give you the opportunity to demonstrate the acquisition of the broad range of skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to become a rounded and versatile dance artist.

  • Practical tasks
  • Assessed classes
  • Performance/Choreographic presentations
  • Oral presentations
  • Research based academic writing
  • Reflective writing
  • Report writing
  • Notebook/sketchbook

What Do I Need To Apply?

Applicants must be currently undertaking a programme at degree level or equivalent in their own country and aiming to achieve credits from their studies at Trinity Laban. Entry to this programme is through UCAS Conservatoires. Please find more information on the Dance Applications and Apply Through UCAS pages.

 Once you have completed your application through UCAS Conservatoires, please provide us with the following information:

In addition to the information above, you will need to send a recorded audition via Decision Desk. The recording should include:

  • 30 minutes of material from a Contemporary Technique Class
  • A two minute solo devised and performed by yourself

 Please contact [email protected]  for more details.

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