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.

Entry Requirements

  • All applications for undergraduate and postgraduate courses are online through UCAS conservatoires.
  • Entry requirements are specific to individual courses.
  • A typical requirement for foundation entry is grade 8 standard in principal study, two A levels (one in a relevant subject) or an equivalent, and 3 GCSEs at grade C or above.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Course Flexibility

  • Courses offered include honours and master’s degrees, diploma and postgraduate diploma.
  • Degrees are validated by City, University of London.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Music facilities include 100-seat Peacock Room, 100-seat theatre studio, rooms for chamber music, 80+ practice rooms, a library, composition suite, keyboard laboratory and digital recording studio.
  • Dance facilities include a dance health suite and Pilates studios, 13 dance studios, Bonnie Bird dance theatre, café and bar.
  • The libraries provide access to specialist research collections of books, CDs, DVDs, scores, journals and other information and resources.

Disability Services

  • Support from the conservatoire includes of 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.
  • For more information contact the disability coordinator James Hitchins; telephone +44 (0)20 8305 4418 email

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.

Careers Guidance

  • The conservatoire provides information on careers after graduation.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 74%
  • Postgraduate 26%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Where students come from

  • UK 74%
  • EU 18%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%
  • 1000+ students.
  • 62% female, 38% male.
  • 4% of students are from outside the EU.


  • 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.

Notable Alumni

Notable alumni include:

  • 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
  • Albert Ketèlbey – composer
  • Fela Kuti – musician, activist
  • Cecilia McDowall – composer
  • Margaret Price DBE – soprano
  • Marcella Puppini – singer
  • Ilaiyaraaja – composer
  • Allah-Rakha Rahman – composer
  • Louise Richards – choreographer and co-founder of Motionhouse
  • Luca Silvestrini and Bettina Strickler – choreographers and founders of Protein Dance
  • Amy Shuard CBE – soprano
  • Barry Wordsworth – conductor

Further Details

Address Trinity Laban – Faculty of Dance
Laban Building

Trinity Laban – Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF
UCAS Code T75