This is a fall only program and you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program.
Trinity Laban audition and application deadlines: June 30, 2020
Princeton deadline: April 30, 2020
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Trinity Laban is the UK's first conservatoire of music and dance. Formed in 2005, Trinity Laban combines the tradition of two leading music and dance centers: Trinity College of Music and Laban. Trinity Laban offers a unique and intense experience incorporating innovative education and training in performing arts. This program fosters a collaborative environment and a thriving community of musicians with ample opportunity to perform.
The Conservatoire is situated in the heart of Greenwich, in South East London, a bustling student area. The music program is housed in King Charles Court on the south bank of the river Thames. The Court once housed the Old Royal Navy College and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1751.
Students attending the fall program will enroll in Trinity Laban's Jazz program and take the third year curriculum consisting of Principle Studies (one-on one music lessons or small ensemble projects), Academic Studies (practical classes on improvisation and composition or music history) and Electives. During the semester students will have three performance weeks as well as other opportunities to perform in various venues in London.
For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.
Grading & Credits
For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website
Students will live in Halls of Residence near the the conservatoire with individual rooms and shared kitchen spaces.
Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website
Passport and Visa
Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay in the United Kingdom. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.
If you are studying in the UK for six months or less and do not plan to intern/work/volunteer while you are there, then you can enter as a student visitor. Non-visa nationals (which include U.S. citizens) do not need to apply for student visitor clearance before arriving in the U.K. They do, however, need to bring specific documents to show the entry clearance officer upon arrival. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should check to see if you need to apply for student visitor clearance ahead of time. If you enter as a student visitor, you must leave at the end of six months.
If you are studying in the UK for more than six months or want to have the option to intern/work/ volunteer while you are there, then you need to get a Tier 4 Student Visa. This visa is complicated, and you will need to start the process six-eight weeks before you plan to leave for the UK. If applying from the U.S., you should first complete the visa application form online, make your payment, and then use the online booking system to schedule a convenient location and time to submit your biometric data. You will visit one of the 129 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Centers, where they will scan your fingertips and take a digital photo. Once you have submitted your biometric data, you will send in your passport and documents by mail.
Students must submit a recorded audition and statement to Trinity Laban by June 30th and complete the Princeton application in GPS by April 30th.