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Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Jazz / Blues

Course type


Course Summary


This postgraduate programme provides an ideal bridge to the music profession for advanced students who have already completed a master's degree.

The programme is suitable for advanced postgraduates who have already completed a Masters degree or PG Diploma and who wish to take their already strong skills to the highest possible level. It aims to equip students with the necessary musical skills, insight and and experience required by the contemporary profession in its widest sense but with a focus on the Western Classical and Jazz traditions; the Jazz pathway offers discrete comprehensive specialist training.

Course Details

This programme which enables graduates to create music as instrumentalists, vocalists or composers at a highly professional and employable standard. You will have established a secure artistic personality and developed a range of sophisticated professional skills. As an emerging artist you will have created music – solo, small and large ensemble – in a variety of settings and in relation to a range of audiences. You will have gained understanding of the music profession and its audiences in contemporary society. Through your understanding of audience you will develop collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial skills in support of a professional career. The programme prepares you to communicate at the highest levels as an artist through your instrument/voice/compositions and to engage audiences through informed discussion and text where appropriate.

The programme is designed to allow the skills and experience of the individual student to flourish and for new skills and insights to be gained. The programme is structured to enable progressive development through the material studied and the assessments undertaken, leading to your increased autonomy and independence as a learner, in preparation for professional life and/or study at Level 8.

Programme Content

The Professional Studies module will be at the core of your learning experience. You will work with your instrumental, vocal or composition teacher and Head of Department to create a personalised route through the module, combining individual and small group tuition with major performance opportunities in both chamber and large ensemble contexts
All students benefit from intensive individualised tuition in their Principal Study discipline. Each instrumental and vocal student receives one hour of one to one tuition each week enhanced by regular small group lessons/classes
Individual Principal Study Enhancement lessons on a related, complementary or doubling instrument. Vocal students typically dedicate their Principal Study enhancement time to vocal coaching. Composition students receive a balanced combination of individual and small group lessons, and are encouraged to dedicate their Principal Study enhancement lessons to instrumental or vocal training, or pursuit of a complementary discipline such as music technology or conducting.

Different course options

Full time | Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Professional Studies PGA701 (90 Credits) - Core
Professional Project PGA708 (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A recognised Postgraduate Diploma or Masters Degree; Or an equivalent qualification. Equivalent entry qualifications or professional experience may be considered for entry to the programme, subject to completing the Institution’s RPL procedures. Applicants must demonstrate through the application, audition and interview procedure the potential to carry out detailed investigations of topics in which they have a particular interest, and to communicate their ideas coherently and effectively to others.