Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Course Introduction

The MFA Creative Practice: Transdisciplinary offers a unique opportunity to place your interdisciplinary practice in transformative dialogue with leading dance and movement practitioners. Flexible curriculum lets you develop existing specialisms and pursue new skills, such as performance making, embodied writing or film making. Choreological Practice will provide a framework and terminology for investigation and analysis of human movement. Practical investigations aim to enhance observation skills and develop movement literacy. At the centre of the programme is your practice: whether established, or emerging, the Transdisciplinary pathway offers a bespoke and supported space to challenge your assumptions, bring clarity, and articulate your values and priorities as an artist and creative practitioner. And access to Studio Wayne Mcgregor gives you the opportunity to experiment with new technologies.

Course Details

The MFA Creative Practice is designed to provide a flexible and bespoke programme of study, enabling you to choose from a range of modules delivered by Trinity Laban. Studio practice is supported by reflective and theoretical study; modules are devised to be conversant with one another, allowing for an interdisciplinary approach to the development and articulation of your individual research. The MA/MFA Creative Practice supports both emergent and professional (dance) artists in the further development of their practice, facilitated by an environment of intellectual and creative enquiry.

You undertake this journey as part of Trinity Laban?s vibrant community of postgraduate researchers. Research Lab sets the context for cutting edge practice as research in the creative and performing arts and brings you into conversation with your peers in the faculties of music and dance. A series of lectures, seminars and workshops delivered by artists, practitioner-researchers and scholars, and the creative and performing arts industries excavate the territory and possibilities of contemporary practice as research. The programme culminates with an independent project of your choice, where you consolidate your study in relation to your practice and position yourself within your chosen field.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,200 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,200 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £11,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The Transdisciplinary pathway welcomes artists and creative practitioners at varying stages of their career. Applicants may have backgrounds in physical theatre, design, film, visual and live art, contemporary performance or circus. The programme is particularly suited to multi-faceted artists wishing to pursue portfolio careers that might include performance and performance-making, teaching, movement direction, and multimedia and cross art practice. As part of the application process, you?ll be asked to tell us about your current practice, where you envision it going and how postgraduate study at Trinity Laban will help you get there. Applicants are expected to have an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification) or 5 years? professional experience. Applicants without formal qualification are subject to the Institution?s recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. Applicants will also be required to submit an initial project proposal, outlining the following: The reasons they wish to carry out an independent project over one academic year Their suitability for extended independent research in the context of an MFA Creative Practice The nature of their intended research and a draft projected timeline with indicated outputs of research (which is understandably subject to change).
  • International entry requirements: Applicants for whom English is not their first language should demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS 7.0. In addition, meeting external requirements of UK Visas and Immigration is essential.