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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Faculty of Dance

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This unique vocational programme is for emerging and existing dance artists wanting to work as a dance practitioner in community settings. This programme will support your development as a dance artist with practical knowledge and skills, and an understanding of dance as a socially-relevant, inclusive practice.

Trinity Laban is the only institution where intensive, conservatoire-level art form training sits alongside applied study in community dance. The programme has four key strands:

  • Artistic development. Progress your dance skills and artistic practice in a world-class conservatoire with first-class teachers and facilities.
  • Dance leadership and teaching. Develop knowledge and skills for working with different kinds of groups. Learn from some of the UK’s leading community dance practitioners and work with Trinity Laban’s renowned Learning and Participation programme.
  • Understanding community dance. Context-specific study explores the values and principles of community dance, how it happens, and its impact on individuals and communities. Learn about planning and delivering projects, and the networks and agencies that support community dance provision.
  • Professional practice. Encounters with practising artists and their work - supported by our partnerships with some of the UK’s leading professional organisations - facilitates your understanding of how the profession operates, as well as providing valuable contacts and work experience.

Course Details

As a student on this programme you will train as a dance artist - working on your technical dance skills and artistic development - alongside developing knowledge and skills for leading dance activities in a variety of settings and with different kinds of people.

How will I learn?

  • studio-based practical classes and workshops
  • projects
  • lectures and seminars
  • group and individual tutorials
  • self-directed study

Learning opportunities also include:

  • participation in extra-curricular projects
  • volunteering
  • shadowing and observation of practice in professional or work-based contexts

The teaching and learning ethos of the programme is to establish dialogic, inclusive working practices that support learner autonomy. Learning activities on the programme are experiential, interactive and co-operative and you will be encouraged and expected to be active learners in engaging with your own ideas and practice and that of your peers.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy allows for a variety of assessment modes that integrate theory and practice, as appropriate to the subject and the modes of learning and, in selected assignments, replicate practices that are transferable to the context of professional practice in community dance.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,630per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Campus address

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9JF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%



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