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At Trinity Laban you will join a vibrant and friendly international community of staff and students that favours excellence, innovation and collaboration
Our diverse student body includes young artists from over 60 countries, and we support applications from all over the world.Application Information
This page gives an overview for prospective international students and parents of what to expect when studying at London’s Creative Conservatoire. If you have any further questions or need additional support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our outstanding Faculty of Dance and you will be challenged technically and creatively to develop your talent. Our team of artists and teachers will nurture your potential and prepare you for a career in the profession. Our tradition stretches back to the innovative ideas of Rudolf Laban and we remain at the forefront of the dance world. The cutting‑edge specialist facilities we have here, along with our innovative spirit, offer you a truly modern training experience.
The work of our world-leading Dance Science specialists is an important part of life in the Dance Faculty. Our staff provide injury prevention support, allowing you to train safely and fulfil your potential as a dancer. Contemporary Dance students will also have the chance to help our growing community of Dance Science students by getting involved in their research projects.
Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music is a dedicated and creative community of staff and students who challenge what it means to be a musician today. Whichever department you join, we will help you to develop your technical skills through one‑to‑one tuition with specialist teachers. We will encourage you to find your own artistic voice, give you opportunities to perform and equip you with the skills to succeed in today’s music profession.
Our belief in the value of diversity is reflected in our staff and student body and in our programming. We ask you to think beyond traditional repertoire and to work across a range of genres and musical styles. In March 2018, we gained international recognition for our commitment to programme at least 50% of work by female composers in our Venus Blazing season.
“At Trinity Laban, I have been able to develop my creativity while gaining extensive experience in music performance. But the conservatoire doesn’t just provide training to become a musician – it’s programmes are designed to help students prepare for a career.”
Melody Lin (Taiwan), MMus - Cello
Fees and Funding
Fees for international students are included in our fees tables:
Funding and Scholarships
Living in London is a fantastic opportunity but does require some financial consideration. To see a breakdown of average living expenses take a look at the Cost of Living.
Information for Parents
Studying away from home can be a big change and adapting to a new country may feel daunting. At Trinity Laban we are committed to offering your child the best possible support, so that you can both feel confident embarking on this fantastic journey.
With students and staff from all corners of the world, your child will be able to benefit from being part of a truly supportive, international community. Here are just some of the ways we support our students.
Our friendly Student Support team will ensure that your child can make the most of their time here throughout their studies with us.
Support services include:
- A full orientation programme on arrival, including help finding accommodation, opening a bank account and registering with the police if required
- Advice on how to register with a doctor
- A personal tutor
- English language support
- Confidential, impartial advice on a wide range of topics, including financial advice on funds, hardship bursaries and managing finances
- Free counselling
- Support for students with disabilities
Trinity Laban Health
- An on-site treatment clinic which specialises in the assessment and treatment of performing artists. All treatments are offered at a discounted rate for students
- A state-of-the-art conditioning studio which students can access
- Help and advice when needed
- /Music and Dance courses are supported by complementary study sessions (as appropriate to your study discipline) in Pilates, Yoga and Fitness
Trinity Laban undergraduates are ranked consistently high of all UK universities and conservatoires for their rate of employment and further study.
“97.7% of our graduates from the last three years are in employment or further study six months after leaving.”
(Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2018)
All our study programmes are designed to equip our students for their future profession in music, dance and musical theatre. As well as teaching subject knowledge and performance technique, we equip our students with vital business, self-promotion and self-employment skills. Thanks to our many local and international partnerships, our students can access a wide range of industry contacts and networks.
“93% of Alumni attribute their career successes in whole or in part to the training they received at Trinity Laban.”
(Alumni Survey 2015)
London is a great place for students to live. Whether your child chooses our Halls of Residence or decides to rent privately, we can help them find somewhere to live that suits their needs.
Halls of Residence
The McMillan Student Village, privately run Halls of Residence, is located within easy walking distance of Trinity Laban and close to tube, train, and bus links. Beautifully designed with contemporary furnishing, all rooms are en-suite and offer broadband internet access. Security features include a 24-hour manned reception.
Choosing private accommodation gives you the freedom to choose where to live, what facilities are important to you and how you want to spend your budget.
Have any further questions? Contact our dedicated Student Recruitment team at email@example.com.
“The academic environment and the teaching levels are superb. I think this is the most important time in my life and career…I would say yes, if you can go to Trinity Laban, don’t miss it.”
Gen Li, Independent Study Programme: Advanced 2015-2016
Choose London Life
Trinity Laban’s location in London places it right at the heart of the UK’s performing arts scene. The city is home to many of the world’s leading artists, ensembles, agents and publishers. There are also hundreds of performance venues, making London the perfect place to learn, grow and be inspired.
London is a vibrant city with a cosmopolitan feel. It has more international students than any other city in the world. Visitors soon fit in here, and London quickly feels like a home from home. With six airports, the city is very well connected to other parts of the globe. In fact, you can reach Paris by train in just over two hours!
Our four sites are in the exciting South East London communities of Greenwich, Deptford, New Cross and Blackheath. These vibrant, unique neighbourhoods are close to one another – you can walk from the grandeur of Greenwich to the cutting‑edge cool of Deptford in just 10 minutes. South East London is also a lot more affordable than Central London, but is only a 15-minute journey away by train.
At Trinity Laban, you really do get the best of both worlds!
London is the World’s No.1 Student City
(QS Best Student Cities 2018)
Choose International Connections
Our student body is made up of artists from over 60 countries. We have partnerships with leading arts institutions all over the world from Beijing Dance Academy and University of Taipei, to the University of Florida and Rutgers University. Each year, schemes like Study Abroad and Erasmus+ enable our students to spend time studying abroad. They also give students elsewhere in the world the chance to come to Trinity Laban. These partnerships allow you to expand your horizons, whether it’s by travelling abroad yourself or by meeting someone with different experiences and areas of expertise.
We collaborate with a growing list of international organisations, sharing ideas and practice to give you the best training possible. We constantly seek out opportunities for you to take part in multicultural performance projects. Artists from all over the world visit Trinity Laban to enhance your studies through masterclasses, workshops and lecture demonstrations.
“The classes at Trinity Laban are really interesting because it’s really different from what I’m used to in Germany – there’s a much wider choice of classes. It was really nice to meet up with other international students and exchange experiences!”
Claudia Zimmermann (Germany), BMus Viola
Choose Inspiring Spaces
Whether you’re in Greenwich, Deptford or New Cross, you can find light and sound spilling out from our buildings. These spaces inspire our students with the creativity and passion they need to succeed.
Faculty of Music
King Chares Court at the Old Royal Naval College
Our Faculty of Music is housed in a majestic 300‑year‑old World Heritage Site building. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it lies in Greenwich, on the bank of the River Thames. As a student, you will have access to superb practice and recital rooms, professional‑standard recording facilities and an outstanding library.
Faculty of Dance
The Laban Building
If you study Dance, you’ll be based in Deptford. The award-winning Laban Building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architects behind London’s Tate Modern gallery and the Olympic stadium in Beijing. With 13 studios, two theatres, a Health Suite and Europe’s largest dance library, it’s a world‑leading centre for dance training.
As well as training at King Charles Court and the Laban Building, Musical Theatre students often spend time at Laurie Grove in New Cross. Its seven bright, airy studios, two vocal studios and two contemporary performance spaces make Laurie Grove an ideal setting for workshops and rehearsals.
Choose Professional Training
As a Trinity Laban student, you will have access to one of the largest teams of specialist artists and teachers in the world. They will help you develop your technical skills, gain subject knowledge and discover your own unique voice as an artist. You will work with leading industry professionals who will coach and support you throughout your studies as you become a well-rounded, creative artist.
We are extremely proud to have established partnerships with some of the world’s leading arts and educational organisations. These partnerships have led to exchange programmes, professional placements and joint performance series. Working alongside professionals in a field you are passionate about is fantastic preparation for launching your own career after you graduate.
Some of our professional partners are:
- BBC Concert Orchestra
- Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Candoco Dance Company
- Company Wayne McGregor
- English Touring Opera
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Southbank Centre
- Tate Modern
“Trinity Laban’s commitment to artistic innovation and excellence has been invaluable in the realisation of our work.”
Wayne McGregor CBE, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Company Wayne McGregor/ Resident Choreographer, The Royal Ballet
CoLab is our unique celebration of collaboration. For two weeks every spring, over 800 Dance, Music and Musical Theatre students come together to develop original projects. As you push the boundaries of your art form, you will be guided by expert mentors from Trinity Laban and visiting artists from all over the world. The festival ends with the opportunity to perform your work, a fantastic way to share your creative talents.
CoLab is becoming more and more international. Recent projects have involved students learning flamenco in Madrid, working with Cuban guitarists and collaborating with students from universities in Poland, Belgium and Taiwan!
“CoLab gave me the chance to try what I had never done in my own country, namely staging a dance performance with live music accompaniment… I learnt that live music and dance are disciplines that can and should share the stage. These need not exist as separate entities, and indeed, when put together in one performance, the outcomes can be amazing.”
Peter Gn (Singapore), MA/MFA Choreography
Music and Dance auditions are taking place in a number of countries for overseas students wishing to enter Trinity Laban in September 2020.
“Studying at Trinity Laban gave me a fundamental base to build a career in dance. The conservatoire connected me to prominent artists such as Pablo Bronstein, Rosemary Butcher and Yvonne Rainer, some of whom I have been working with for many years.”
Rosalie Wahlfrid (USA), independent dance artist
BA Dance Theatre, Class of 2010, MA Creative Practice, Class of 2016
Choose Your Future
The training you receive at Trinity Laban will give you both the technical skills and the artistic integrity to carve out a successful career in the performing arts world.We will also help you to enhance your employability by offering support on CV preparation and audition techniques. You will graduate as a well‑rounded individual able to confidently enter the world of work, whether you’re employed or work on a freelance basis.
By developing your technical skills, creativity and employability, we aim to give you a solid foundation to flourish in your chosen industry. Many of our recent alumni are already making a mark on the performing arts industries.