Each year Trinity Laban welcomes visiting students from all over the world who wish to spend up to one year studying abroad. Our personalised approach to music education will allow you to experience the unique and internationally recognised creative environment at Trinity Laban and explore the vibrant British music scene as you specialise in professional training as a performer and composer.
As a Study Abroad student at Trinity Laban, you will also have access to all extracurricular activities and clubs. With students on campus coming from across the globe, you have the opportunitiy to make international friends, travel and encounter a host of cultures.
The Study Abroad Programme offers you the opportunity to explore and experience the British musical scene while living and studying within the thriving surroundings of an internationally recognised institution that specialises in musical education and professional training for performers and composers.
We will work with you to create a programme to suit your particular needs drawn from the wide range of modules and components within the BMus (Hons) or BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance programmes. You can take the Study Abroad Programme as either a Junior Year or Senior Year. You can earn 120 UK credits for one full-time year of study.
Depending on the agreed programme of study you may expect to study from the following options:
- Principal Study
- Principal Study Enhancement
- Departmental Classes
- Engaging Audiences
- Large Ensemble (depending on instrument)
- Chamber Music (depending on instrument)
- Musical Studies
- Applied Musicianship
- Specialist Options - Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint, Conducting, Musical Form and Analysis, Jazz Improvisation for Non-Jazz Musicians, Cultural Studies, Public Performance and Presentation, Essential Performing Practice, Arrangement, Jazz Composition
Study Abroad students are fully integrated with our resident students and faculty, and will experience the full range of performance opportunities, teaching and resources the Conservatoire has to offer.
Learning takes place through a combination of formal tuition, experiential learning and personal study. Instrumental/composition/vocal tuition is the central element of provision consisting of individual tuition, group tuition, rehearsals, workshops, seminars and masterclasses. You will develop and contextualize your individual tuition within a broad range of solo, small group/chamber and large ensemble activities. Visiting artists, ensemble directors and lecturers will expose you to a variety of views and approaches current within the profession. For students taking the programme for a year, CoLab is an integral element of performance studies and is a ring-fenced period of the academic year where students work together to create and develop creative projects and where artistic risks and innovation are encouraged. Most tuition in academic study is delivered in small groups where practical experience is blended with theoretical knowledge to develop musicianship, informed performers and employability skills. Large lectures are also given in some components such as the History and Context of Music, The Artist as Educator, and The Artist as Entrepreneur.
The programme aims to enable you to develop independent learning strategies for lifelong learning. Your tutors will regularly encourage you to reflect on learning and to formulate personal programmes of study and targets for learning.
Specific modules/components in the programme may involve you studying with another student or students in a collaborative way (e.g. with other musicians, dancers or other artists in a working relationship). Collaboration is considered to be at the heart of professional artistic life and as such, opportunities such as these represent valued learning experiences.
Our graduates go on to follow careers in solo, ensemble and orchestral performance, composition and arranging, creative project work, instrumental/vocal teaching, community project work, collaborative projects with other media/art forms, postgraduate performance/composition study, other related postgraduate study or PGCE.
Assessment methods mirror professional contexts as far as possible. In Professional Studies, assessments for performance/composition activities include a combination of solo, chamber/small ensemble, large ensemble and technical work. These will be supplemented by written/oral assignments that require critical reflection on a range of contextual matters (the wider profession, audience, the concept of the informed performer etc). Other modules feature a blend of written and practical assessments relating to performance practice, contextual and historical knowledge, and musicianship; elective assessments will focus on employability skills and knowledge. Attendance is assessed for some performance activities.
Entrance is subject to application (via UCAS Conservatoires) and audition.
International students whose first language is not English will be required to take an English Language Assessment prior to enrolment. We acceppt IELTS Band 6 or equivalent.
Fees and Finance
For the academic year 2018-2019, the tuition fees are:
|Duration of study||International|
It is not possible to confirm fees for future academic years, as fee changes are linked to inflation and changes in government policy.
Accommodation and Living Costs
This information can be found on our Costs of Living page.
Read about financial awards and external funding opportunities in the Fees and Finance section.
|Location||King Charles Court|
|Duration||3 to 9 months (Full-time)|
|Start Date||September 2018|
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