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The Professional Diploma is aimed at high level performers and composers who want to enhance their career prospects, or focus on specific areas of professional development. Through a blend of one-to-one Principal Study tuition, group classes, workshops, seminars and masterclasses, you will develop high level musicianship and creative skills. You’ll also extend your repertoire and work on your skills both as a soloist and as an ensemble player.
During the programme, you will develop independent learning strategies, decide on your own targets and determine the direction of your studies according to your personal goals and ambitions.
This programme comprises of three core modules, delivered through one-to-one and group tuition, masterclass, ensemble performance and seminars.
Your Principal Study forms a core part of your learning and is designed to grow your individual artistic voice through developing your technical, musicianship and artistic skills. You will be taught through a mixture of one-to-one and small group lessons, masterclasses, technical and professional development seminars, workshops and large group learning. Throughout the programme you will also be exposed to varied opportunities that musicians in the wider music profession experience.
This is a group performance module where you are allocated Trinity Laban performance projects across the academic year. Our performance projects reflect what it will be like in the professional world and you’ll be exposed to a wide range of repertoire. Guest professionals often mentor or direct our performance projects alongside Trinity Laban staff.
Performance projects often feature our ensembles including our Side by Side Symphony Orchestras, Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Contemporary Music Group, Jazz Choir, Musical Theatre band, Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. In some cases you may be able to be assessed on a project outside of Trinity Laban.
This module considers the relationship between narrative and abstraction in music and how these interact with other art forms. Taught to composers from all programmes, you will learn about key movements in dance, film, theatre, visual arts and gaming.
This is our festival of collaborative learning where students, staff and external mentors from across the Faculties of Music and Dance take a break from their regular timetables to work together on new and experimental projects. This is a two-week intensive project that values artistic risk taking and processes, and will help you to develop a mature and reflective approach to your individual development.
This programme aims to develop your independent learning skills and you’ll be encouraged to reflect on your learning. You’ll learn through a blend of formal tuition, experiential learning and personal study. Your Principal Study is a central part of the programme which will consist of one-to-one and small group tuition, rehearsals, workshops, seminars and masterclasses. You will also have the opportunity to contextualise your learning through a broad range of solo, small group, chamber and large ensemble activities.
Collaboration a key part of the Trinity Laban experience and at the heart of professional artistic life. Throughout the programme you will work with other students from different programmes and disciplines, whether that’s working side by side or by taking a leadership role.
To give you an understanding of what the professional world will be like, our assessment methods aim to mirror professional contexts. For your Principal Study module, you will be assessed through solo recitals, small and large group ensemble playing and technical work. For CoLab and Collective Performance, you will be assessed through a mixture of written and practical assessment methods.
The programme comprises 1,200 hours of learning and teaching, including a minimum of 310 hours of contact time. Rehearsal and performance contact time will vary according to your Principal Study.
When you apply, we’ll be looking for your potential to carry out detailed investigations of topics that interest you and your ability to communicate these ideas coherently and effectively. We’ll assess this through your application, audition and interview. You’ll also be expected to demonstrate your suitability for advanced Principal Study training and your ability to make sophisticated stylistic and interpretative evaluations of musical texts.
Before applying, you will need:
Fees are reviewed annually and may increase by up to 5% each year.
The following fees are confirmed:
|Mode of study||Home student fee||Overseas student fee|
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|UCAS||104F (full time) / 104P (part time)|
|Location||King Charles Court|
|Duration||1 year (full time) / 2 years (part time)|
|Start Date||September 2021|