Professional Studies module

Our Professional Studies module lies at the core of our BMus (Hons), MMus, MFA, PG Diploma and PG Advanced Diploma programmes. Building from the work that you do with your individual instrumental, vocal or composition teacher, we help you put your learning into context.

Individual tuition

  • All undergraduate students benefit from intensive individualised tuition in their Principal Study discipline. Each instrumental and vocal student receives one hour of one to one tuition each week enhanced by regular small group lessons/classes
  • Individual Principal Study Enhancement lessons on a related, complementary or doubling instrument. Vocal students typically dedicate their Principal Study enhancement time to vocal coaching. Composition students receive a balanced combination of individual and small group lessons, and are encouraged to dedicate their Principal Study enhancement lessons to instrumental or vocal training, or pursuit of a complementary discipline such as music technology or conducting.
  • At postgraduate level, a generous allocation of one to one tuition is complemented by regular small group lessons and classes.

Departmental classes

You will benefit from exceptional teaching delivered in workshop and small group seminar settings. Departmental classes are focused on a wide variety of discipline and genre-specific sessions, set alongside components on Informed Performance, the Healthy Musician, Teaching Techniques and Careers workshops.

Ensemble Learning

You will develop and contextualise your individual tuition within a broad range of solo performances, small group and chamber music opportunities and large ensemble, orchestral or choral activities.

Engaging Audiences

Engaging Audiences provides preparation for the portfolio career through the development of artistic leadership and skills in audience engagement. In addition to developing key facilitation skills, undertaking audience development activities and participating in placement opportunities, senior students will undertake independent project based activities. Designed to enable you to develop your identity as an emerging artist, Engaging Audiences draws on many of Trinity Laban's longstanding partnerships.

All BMus students undertake Engaging Audiences within the Professional Studies module; and it is available as a dedicated module to students on the PG Diploma programme.