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Dance Applications

 

Apply for Dance Programmes

The application process depends on your choice of programme. Please click on the relevant programme below for full details. For application deadlines, please see the requirements table.

Please note: the application deadlines shown on the CUKAS website do not necessarily apply. Please refer to our requirements table for the relevant deadlines for your chosen programme.

Programme Apply Through
BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance CUKAS
MA Choreography CUKAS
MA Creative Practice: Self Selected Pathway CUKAS
MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice CUKAS
MFA Creative Practice CUKAS
MA : The Body in Performance CUKAS
MA Dance Performance CUKAS
MSc Dance Science CUKAS
Diploma in Dance Studies CUKAS
Independent Study Programme CUKAS
Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance CUKAS
Study Year Abroad CUKAS
Specialist Diploma Dance Notating Student Self Service Portal
Specialist Diploma Choreological Studies Student Self Service Portal
Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning Student Self Service Portal
Research Degrees Paper applications only. Read further details or download an application form.

All applications for Erasmus Exchange places must be sent via the International Office at your current institution to Admissions at Trinity Laban. The Conservatoire will return any applications that are sent directly.

Specific queries you have about a particular course may be discussed during your interview with a member of Trinity Laban staff. If you require assistance or any further information, please contact us.

Requirements

Undergraduate Requirements One Year Programme Requirements
Graduate School Requirements Specialist Study Requirements

Auditions

Undergraduate Requirements

Applicants from outside Europe who are unable to attend a UK or overseas audition in person may be considered for entry onto the BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance programme by submitting a filmed audition on DVD or through a video hosting web site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Please submit the DVD or video link directly to Trinity Laban when you make your CUKAS application.

The filmed audition should include the following:

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

One Year Programme Requirements

Programme Entry requirements English language requirements How to apply
Diploma in Dance Studies Entry requirements reflect that the programme is designed for people with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
Professional experience (not necessarily in dance), a first degree or other relevant qualifications are accepted.
You will need to show strong motivation and demonstrate on the application form how the programme will support your personal and professional development.
British Council IELTS at Band 5 (General English Test) or above, the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English I or the Pearson Test of English (score of 39 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance You will normally have professional experience, preferably in dance, community or social work and/or have a first degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject. You must show aptitude for dance study at interview and audition. British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 24 May 2014 for entry in September 2014.
You will notified whether you will be invited to an audition and interview at Trinity Laban.
Independent Study Programme Entry requirements reflect that the programme is designed for people with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
Professional experience (not necessarily in dance), a first degree or other relevant qualifications are accepted.
You will need to show strong motivation and demonstrate on the application form how the programme will support your personal and professional development.
British Council IELTS at Band 5 (General English Test) or above, the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English I or the Pearson Test of English (score of 39 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.

Graduate School Requirements

Programme Entry requirements English language requirements How to apply
MA Dance Performance You must have been accepted into Transitions Dance company (see above).
You will normally have an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification).
British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online. Early application is recommended as audition places are limited.
You will be required to attend an audition/interview in March/April. If successful, you will be invited to attend a second audition in April, at which the final selection is made.
MA Choreography You will normally have choreographic experience and/or have an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
You will need to supply a DVD of work that you have created, including: a solo, a group work and a rehearsal, class or workshop in which you are an active participant.
The DVD should also include commentary on the process of devising/creating the works shown and how you solved any problems you encountered.
MA Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance You will normally have professional dance, theatre or performance experience and have an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014. If you are a performance practitioner, you will need to supply a DVD of work that you have created, which should include reflective commentary on the process of devising/creating the works shown.
If you work in another art form, you will need to provide evidence of your practice in an appropriate form, e.g. portfolio, which should include critical reflection on your creative process.
DVDs should include commentary on the process of devising/creating the works shown and how you solved any problems you encountered.
MSc Dance Science You will normally have professional dance experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
MA Creative Practice You will normally have professional dance experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
Depending on the modules chosen, additional material may be required, such as a DVD of work that you have created.
MFA You will normally have professional dance experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
Depending on the modules chosen, additional material may be required, such as a DVD of work that you have created.
MPhil/PhD You will normally hold a good master's degree (or an equivalent qualification). In some cases, you may be considered with a good honours degree and/or substantial professional experience. British Council IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), a TOEFL score of 600 or above, the Cambridge Advanced Examination (preferably at Grade A or B), the Cambridge Proficiency (Grades A, B or C); the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III or the Pearson Test of English (score of 67 or above).

Please contact Dr Jonathan Clark, Research Degree Programme Leader at
j.clark@trinitylaban.ac.uk to discuss your proposed area of research.

Applications are made by printing and posting the Research Degree Programme paper application form.

Please see Research Degree Programme for further information.

Specialist Study Opportunities: Continuing Professional Development 

Programme Entry requirements English language requirements How to apply
Specialist Diploma:
Dance Notating
You will have practical dance experience combined with knowledge and understanding of Laban notation to intermediate standard. British Council IELTS Band 6 (General English Test) or above, a TOEFL score of 560, the Cambridge First Certificate in English (Grades A or B) or the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II; or the Pearson Test of English (score of 52 or above). Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.
Specialist Diploma:
Choreological Studies
Contemporary Developments in Rudolf Laban's Principles and Practice
You will have prior knowledge of Laban Studies or Choreological Studies, or a practice-based BA (Hons) in movement or dance studies with a movement analysis component, or a Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) qualification or equivalent professional experience. British Council IELTS Band 6 (General English Test) or above, a TOEFL score of 560, the Cambridge First Certificate in English (Grades A or B) or the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II; or the Pearson Test of English (score of 52 or above). Please apply online no later than 30 May 2014 for entry in Summer 2014.
Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People) Entry requirements reflect that the programme is designed for people with a variety of dance experience and backgrounds. You will normally have completed dance training that is equivalent to degree level that ensures you have appropriate dance knowledge, skills and understanding. However applicants with other relevant qualifications or no formal dance qualifications but significant dance experience can apply. We welcome applications from practitioners across a range of dance styles.
Minimum age for undertaking the qualification is 18 years.
British Council IELTS Band 6 (General English Test) or above, a TOEFL score of 560, the Cambridge First Certificate in English (Grades A or B) or the Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II; or the Pearson Test of English (score of 52 or above). Please apply online and complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form available online on the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People) page (under How to Apply). On receipt of your application form, the Professional Development Manager will contact you to confirm your training route: Full-course, Fast-track or Mentoring ONLY. Applications can be made throughout the year but start dates for each unit of study will vary and can be obtained on line or from Trinity Laban.

Please note that a minimum number of students is necessary for a particular programme to be offered in any given year. If this number is not reached, Trinity Laban reserves the right to suspend the programme.

Last updated on Tue 13 May 2014 16.02h