BMus (Hons)

Double Bass students

"It's always exciting to see students develop during the four-year BMus programme. From the very outset, they receive tuition and guidance from the staff list of eminent professional musicians and teachers. Alongside this they work with distinguished external musicians who take masterclasses and direct Trinity Laban ensembles. I'm always impressed by the importance that students place on collaboration with their peers and the rewards that this can bring, both in terms of contacts and personal fulfilment. It's hugely rewarding to see how students find their professional niche after graduating from the programme."

Christopher Caine, Head of Undergraduate Studies

Key features

Whilst studying on the BMus (Hons) Composition/Jazz/Performance/Performer-Composer programme you will:

  • create music as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer at a level that will prepare you to enter the profession on graduation
  • establish a secure artistic identity and develop a range of sophisticated professional skills
  • perform as a soloist, in small and large ensembles, to a diverse range of audiences
  • gain an understanding of the music profession and its audiences in contemporary society
  • develop collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills
  • develop your communication skills to a professional level as an artist through your instrument/voice/compositions
  • engage audiences through informed discussion and written work

The BMus is a modular degree centred on the core elements of Professional Studies and Academic Studies. 

Year One

Year 1 lays the foundations for technique, artistic expression, contextual knowledge and musicianship - all intrinsic to being a musician. Practical activities form a fundamental learning tool throughout.

Years Two and Three

Years 2 and 3 are intensive years where you will develop your core performance skills, musical knowledge, musicianship and critical thinking. Alongside this you will develop knowledge of the wide-ranging music industry and the skills needed to operate within it. The choices available to you within the third year will permit you to begin to shape your individual musical and career pathway.

Trinity Laban is an active member of the Socrates Erasmus programme, which enables you to spend part of your third year studying abroad at a European partner conservatoire or university.

Year Four

The final year permits you to pursue areas of specialism alongside advanced level study of performance/composition in preparation for entry to the profession.


CoLab is a unique module to Trinity Laban that you will take in each year of the programme. CoLab is an exceptional learning space in which you will be encouraged to take creative risks and explore the boundaries of your art form in collaboration with staff and students from both the Faculties of Dance and Music at Trinity Laban, other leading artists from across the artistic spectrum and many of our professional partner organisations.

What do I need To apply?

  • Grade 8 standard in Principal Study
  • Two A level passes (of which one should normally be Music)
  • Equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered
  • English Language competency requirements also apply

How do I apply?

  • All applications are made online via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service using UCAS Conservatoire Code: T75 and UCAS Course Code: 300F for Performance/ Composition OR UCAS Course Code: 310F for Jazz Studies
  • Places are then awarded through audition