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MFA Creative Practice (Music)

Course Description

The MFA (Music) Creative Practice programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop their musical and creative practice through an extended period of postgraduate study leading to a significant creative output (performance or composition based) by the conclusion of the degree. It can be taken over two years full-time or four years part-time.

Visit the website: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/music/mfa-creative-practice

Programme Content

• The first half of the programme follows the MMus programme: (http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/professionalstudies).
• The third year comprises a dedicated programme of independent learning via practice-based activity supported by Principal Study lessons and academic supervision
• You will develop an extended project, or series of projects, during the final third of your MFA studies which investigates particular aspects of creative musical practice in discussion with a dedicated supervisor. Your work will have the potential to yield a substantial area of research, and is likely to culminate in the form of performance(s), a lecture demonstration, or a mixed mode project.

Progression Routes

• MPhil/PhD
• Performing/composing career


- 100-seat Peacock Room
- 100-seat Theatre Studio, with sprung dance floor
- Elegant Stuart & Mackerras Rooms for chamber music
- 80+ practice rooms
- Dedicated suites for Brass, Composition, Early Music, Harp Jazz and Percussion


Located within the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban richly deserves its international reputation as one of the premier institutions in the United Kingdom for the study of music.

The Faculty of Music is celebrated for its fine facilities, which include state-of-the-art practice rooms equipped with superb pianos, the outstanding Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts and the magnificent concert halls in nearby Blackheath.

We have long been acknowledged for fostering and promoting a caring and supportive environment in which our students can flourish and we are particularly proud of the high profile of our professorial staff, who work as acclaimed soloists or belong to top London orchestras and opera companies.

The beautiful site set alongside the River Thames and Greenwich Park, the highly distinguished and talented professorial staff and our innovative and comprehensive course provision make Trinity Laban's Faculty of Music the natural choice for all who seek the best in professional music performance training.

How to apply: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/music-applications

Visit the MFA Creative Practice (Music) page on the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

George–Emmanuel Lazaridis, Piano

1199.gif "Trinity Laban is bursting with life and incorporates some of the most sought after professors in the UK. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to the young generation of musicians and feel proud to be a graduate myself."


Entry Requirements

Any of the following: Undergraduate degree/diploma with a high pass in any performance/composition element. Recognised performer's diploma (such as LTCL, LRAM, LRSM, ARCM, etc.). Equivalent qualifications and/or relevant prior experience may be considered.English Language competency requirements also apply.

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