BMus (Hons)

Double Bass students

"It's always exciting to see students develop during the four year BMus programme. From the very outset they receive tuition and guidance from the staff list of eminent professional musicians and teachers. Alongside this they work with distinguished external musicians who take masterclasses and direct Trinity Laban ensembles. I'm always impressed by the importance that students place on collaboration with their peers and the rewards that this can bring, both in terms of contacts and personal fulfillment. It's hugely rewarding to see how students find their professional niche after graduating from the programme."

Christopher Caine, Head of Undergraduate Studies

Key features

Whilst studying on the BMus (Hons) Performance/Composition/Jazz programme you will:

  • create music as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer at a level that will prepare you to enter the profession on graduation
  • establish a secure artistic identity and develop a range of sophisticated professional skills
  • perform as a soloist, in small and large ensembles, to a diverse range of audiences
  • gain an understanding of the music profession and its audiences in contemporary society
  • develop collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills
  • develop your communication skills to a professional level as an artist through your instrument/voice/compositions
  • engage audiences through informed discussion and written work

The BMus is a modular degree centered on the core elements of Professional Studies and CoLab.

Years One and Two

The Professional Studies module aims to consolidate a strong foundation for performance training. It develops technical skills, artistic expression, knowledge of performance practice and musicianship. The Reception & Interpretation module is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, understanding and critical thinking to become a complete musician. There is an emphasis on learning through practical activities in all elements of the programme.

Years Three and Four

By the end of the four year Professional Studies module you will have developed an individual musical identity supported by strong technique and musicianship. You will have developed keen awareness of performing practice as required by the contemporary music profession. Alongside Professional Studies you will have the opportunity to choose two Specialist Options in each year - an invaluable learning opportunity that develops other musical skills and knowledge which will enhance your employability and assist you in entering the career pathway of your choice.

Trinity Laban is an active member of the Socrates Erasmus programme, which enables you to spend part of your third year studying abroad at a European partner conservatoire or university.


CoLab is a unique module to Trinity Laban that you will take in each year of the programme. CoLab is an exceptional learning space in which you will be encouraged to take creative risks and explore the boundaries of your art form in collaboration with staff and students from both the Faculties of Dance and Music at Trinity Laban, other leading artists from across the artistic spectrum and many of our professional partner organisations.

For more details have a look at our Programme Specification

What do I need To apply?

  • Grade 8 standard in Principal Study
  • 3 GCSEs (including English Language) at Grade C or above
  • Two A level passes (of which one should normally be Music)
  • Equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered
  • English Language competency requirements also apply

How do I apply?

  • All applications are made online via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service using UCAS Conservatoire Code: T75 and UCAS Course Code: 300F for Performance/ Composition OR UCAS Course Code: 310F for Jazz Studies
  • Places are then awarded through audition