Theory and Composition Diplomas

Theory and Composition Diplomas

Music Theory


These three Diplomas all demand a broad understanding of analytical concepts and procedures, and require an extensive knowledge of music history in the Western classical tradition.

The levels

The Diploma is available 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 Composition

LTCL Music Composition, FTCL Music Composition

Two Diplomas which reward the composer’s ability to respond appropriately to set music briefs, through the application of suitable compositional devices, to create original works.