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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban is the UK's first and only conservatoire of music and dance. Students explore the ever-evolving worlds of music, dance and musical theatre, learning the real-world skills they need to become artistic leaders of the future. More than 1,000 students from 60+ countries learn and train at the conservatoire each academic year.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Specialist
Specialist

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

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 73%
  • Postgraduate 27%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 91%
  • Part Time 9%

Where students come from

  • UK 74%
  • EU 17%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 35%
  • Female 65%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Music students have access to The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts. This research library contains collections of international significance – including rare and, in some cases, unique items. Resources include books, sheet music, and recordings.
  • Dance students benefit from the Laban Library, the UK's largest and most varied open-access specialist research collection on dance and related subjects. It covers 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, completing CVs, covering letters, application forms, and interviews. Guidance can also be given to students considering changing course or career direction, or looking and applying for scholarships.
  • 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 and Mental Health Support

  • There is a wide range of support available to give students help when they need it. This ranges 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

  • The conservatoire offers 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.
  • There is 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

  • The Students' Union organises events, societies and represents students in matters of concern.
  • Social events often include a boat party on the River Thames (during Freshers' Week) and regular quizzes and open mic nights in the SU bar.
  • Students can purchase an NUS card.

History

  • Trinity College of Music was founded in London in 1872, and Laban’s Art of Movement Studio was formed in Manchester in 1946.
  • Laban moved to new London premises in 1975.
  • Both entities merged in 2005 to become Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Fascinating Fact

  • Trinity Laban students study and train in iconic, world-class buildings. The Faculty of Music is housed within the Old Royal Naval College, a 300-year old World Heritage Site designed by architectural genius Sir Christopher Wren. Meanwhile the Faculty of Dance is in the award-winning Laban Building, by acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron – who also designed the Olympic 'Bird's Nest' Stadium in Beijing.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Sir Matthew Bourne OBE – award-winning choreographer and artistic director of New Adventures.
  • James Pett – dancer with Company Wayne McGregor.
  • Elly Braund – dancer with Richard Alston Dance Company.
  • Liv Lorent – choreographer and artistic director of Ballet Lorent.
  • Stjepan Hauser – one half of internationally acclaimed 2Cellos.
  • John Powell – Oscar-nominated film composer.
  • Moses Boyd – double MOBO winner, drummer and composer.
  • Katarina Karnéus - mezzo soprano and winner of Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
  • Laura Jurd – Mercury-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer.
  • Zoe Rogers – appearing in 42nd Street in London's West End.

Address

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