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 UCAS website do not necessarily apply. Please refer to our requirements table for the relevant deadlines for your chosen programme.

ProgrammeApply Through
BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance UCAS
MA Choreography UCAS
MA Creative Practice: Self Selected Pathway UCAS
MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice UCAS
MFA Creative Practice UCAS
MA : The Body in Performance UCAS
MA Dance Performance UCAS
MSc Dance Science UCAS
Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies UCAS
Independent Study Programme UCAS
Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance UCAS
Study Year Abroad UCAS
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 recorded audition.

The recording can be submitted via Decision Desk

The recorded 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

ProgrammeEntry requirementsEnglish language requirementsHow 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.
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 for entry in September.
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. IELTS Band 7 (General English Test, normally with a score of at least 7 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), 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 12 June for entry in September.
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 for entry in September.

Graduate School Requirements

ProgrammeEntry requirementsEnglish language requirementsHow 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).
IELTS Band 7, 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). IELTS Band 7, 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 for entry in September.
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.
MSc Dance Science You will normally have professional dance experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). IELTS Band 7, 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 for entry in September.
MA Creative Practice You will normally have professional dance experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). IELTS Band 7, 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 for entry in September.
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). IELTS Band 7, 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 for entry in September.
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. IELTS Band 7, 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 

ProgrammeEntry requirementsEnglish language requirementsHow to apply
Specialist Diploma:
Dance Notating
You will have practical dance experience combined with knowledge and understanding of Laban notation to intermediate standard. IELTS Band 6 or above, 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 for entry in September.
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. IELTS Band 6 or above, 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 12 June for entry in Summer.
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.
IELTS Band 6 or above, 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.

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