Independent Study Programme: Advanced

What Does The ISP Advanced Programme Offer?

This programme offers the opportunity to create an individually negotiated one-year course (full-time, September to June) to suit your personal development needs, and to provide a solid grounding for your future career in music. You will be able to build a unique programme selected from components of the BMus (Hons) or MMus degrees and/or the PG Diploma/Artist Diploma programmes. Use the outstanding resources of our dynamic and creative conservatoire environment to support your development as a creative performer or composer.

What Do I Need To Apply?

Trinity Laban places greater emphasis on its own audition and tests than on formal qualifications. Admission to the programme(s) will be by audition on the principal discipline instrument or voice, and will be based on suitability for training at HE Level 6 (Bachelors standard or equivalent) or above.  As a guide, the minimum standard for principal discipline will be the same as required by the Faculty of Music for entry to third year full-time undergraduate study at the equivalent level (LTCL Performance/Composition Diploma from TCL/Trinity Guildhall, ABRSM or equivalent).  Applicants wishing to undertake the ISP Advanced programme at Level 8 are required to have completed a Level 7 qualification prior to entry. 

For students whose first language is not English an English language assessment will be undertaken on application/audition, on the basis of which a recommendation for further study may be made. 

The normal minimum standard for entry to the programmes is IELTS Band 6.0, with a minimum 5.5 in all four areas (listening, reading, writing, speaking). This is also the minimum requirement for Tier 4 student visas for study at this level. Alternative English Language assessments may be considered.

Entry to certain academic modules may depend on the level of English. As a guide, this will be IELTS Band 6 for academic classes, Level 3-6, and IELTS Band 7 for Postgraduate Level 7.

How Do I Apply?

  • All applications are made online via the UCAS Conservatoires using UCAS Conservatoire Code: T75 and UCAS Course Code:101F
  • Places are then awarded through audition and interview