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A global leader

We are a global leader in arts education and creative practice, and a longstanding beacon of innovation in conservatoire training in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Our profile among conservatoires is distinctive and progressive. We are the only institution with the disciplinary combination of contemporary dance, music and musical theatre, which offers our students and staff unique opportunities for cross art form collaboration at the highest level in their individual disciplines.

We have extended the historical boundaries of conservatoire study in Music by introducing the first departments of jazz and of early music and establishing the first junior conservatoire as a pathway for talented young musicians of school age. We created the first system of grade examinations whereby musical, and latterly dance, learning and standards are assessed and certified worldwide.

Drawing on Rudolf Laban’s ground-breaking work on the theory and practice of dance and movement, Trinity Laban has been a distinctive and revered presence in the dance sector, fusing and influencing European and North American developments in contemporary dance. We pioneered higher education study of dance in the UK, successively introducing the first Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes in the discipline.

We continue to drive excellence and experimentation through our expansion of disciplinary limits, our curricular and pedagogical innovation, our pervasive links to advanced professional practice, and our research-informed teaching. As a result, Trinity Laban’s programmes remain at the forefront of our specialisms, respected internationally by artists, educational institutions and arts organisations who engage with the Conservatoire as students, staff members, visiting artists, and teaching and research partners.

Many talented and ambitious artists from across the globe seek to train with us each year, and one third of our students body comes from outside of the UK, with 60 countries represented in our student body.