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Music Theory 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Trinity’s range of Diplomas is being updated and some of our higher level qualifications are due to be withdrawn.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 diplomas changed in January 2017. The new syllabus and sample papers are available to download below.

NB. There is no overlap, so the 2009 syllabus may no longer be used.


Trinity’s music 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 two 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


Music Theory Diplomas: from 2017


Support materials

Past papers are available to purchase from the Trinity Shop or from your local music retailer.


Enter for a Diploma exam

Fees, contact details and entry forms



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