Theory and Composition Diplomas
|Trinity’s range of Diplomas is being updated and some of our higher level qualifications are due to be withdrawn. For more details on which ones, and the timeline for withdrawal please read our news release.|
Please note that requirements for theory and composition diplomas changed in January 2017. The new syllabus and sample papers are available to download.
Trinity’s theory diplomas require a broad understanding of theoretical and analytical concepts and procedures, in addition to a wide-ranging knowledge of music history in the Western classical tradition.
They are offered at three levels:
- Associate (AMusTCL): equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree
- Licentiate (LMusTCL): equivalent in standard to the final year of an undergraduate degree
- Fellowship (FMusTCL): equivalent in standard to a postgraduate course at a conservatoire or university
Music Theory Diplomas: from 2017
Trinity’s composition diplomas reward the composer's ability to respond appropriately to set musical briefs, through the application of suitable compositional devices, to create original works.
They are offered at two levels:
- Licentiate (LTCL): equivalent in standard to the final year of an undergraduate degree
- Fellowship (FTCL): equivalent in standard to a postgraduate course at a conservatoire or university
Music Composition Diplomas: from 2017
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