Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a specialist institution and member of CUKAS, providing a range of higher education courses and training in music and dance. The conservatoire works in partnership with City University London.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


Specialises in a single subject area, or a small range of subjects

UCAS Code: T75

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 88%
  • Part Time 12%

Where students come from

  • UK 76%
  • EU 16%
  • Other 8%

Student gender

  • Male 39%
  • Female 61%

Student Services and Facilities


  • Music students have access to The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts. This is a research library with collections of international significance - including rare and in some cases unique items. Resources include books, sheet music, and recordings.
  • Drama students benefit from the Laban Library, the largest and most varied open-access specialist research collection on dance and related subjects in the UK, covering many aspects of dance in a variety of formats and languages.


Student jobs

  • Trinity Laban's careers consultant can provide support and advice on finding part-time or casual work during studies.

Careers advice

  • A careers consultant is available for advice on a range of career issues at any stage of students' time at Trinity Laban, until up to three years after graduation.
  • This can include analysing career ideas and exploring options, applying for jobs - CVs, covering letters, application forms, and interviews. It can also include support for those considering changing course or career direction, or looking for scholarship support and making scholarship applications.
  • Outside speakers are regularly invited to deliver sessions on a range of careers related topics.

Health services

  • Trinity Laban offers specialist health and injury support to both music and dance students. Programmes are supported by complementary study sessions in Pilates, Yoga and Alexander Technique.

Counselling services

  • There is a wide range of support available to give students help when they need it, ranging from practical support on any aspects of their studies to help with issues of an emotional or personal nature.
  • The Trinity Laban Counselling Service is friendly and approachable and is free to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Disability support

  • Support from the conservatoire includes one-to-one support, help claiming benefits, dyslexia support, on-site needs assessments, extra-time for some assessments, accessible assessment methods, and reasonable adjustments to accommodate needs.
  • The conservatoire also ensures, disability awareness training for staff, and a confidential disclosure process.
  • The library has braille technology, an adjustable workstation and specialist dyslexia software on all computers.

Students' Union

  • There is an active student's union which organises events, classes and represents students in matters of concern.
  • Students can purchase an NUS card.


  • Trinity College of Music was founded in 1872, and Laban’s Art of Movement Studio in Manchester in 1948.
  • They merged in 2005 to become the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Fascinating Fact

  • Trinity Laban was the first institution in the world to offer an MSc in Dance Science in 2001, and an MFA in Dance Science in 2016.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Lea Anderson MBE – choreographer, artistic director
  • Sir John Barbirolli CH – conductor
  • Matthew Bourne OBE – choreographer
  • Bilinda Butcher – vocalist/guitarist of My Bloody Valentine
  • Edith Coates OBE – mezzo-soprano
  • Heather Harper CBE – soprano
  • Fela Kuti – musician, activist
  • Margaret Price DBE – soprano
  • Ilaiyaraaja – composer
  • Allah-Rakha Rahman – composer
  • Barry Wordsworth – conductor


Trinity Laban – Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ, Trinity Laban – Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF