The Open University Music Department is delighted to announce a new partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The OU Music Department will collaborate with TL on the establishment of a new Graduate Certificate in ‘Participative Music Making’ (PMM). This will be administered and awarded by TL, but OU students will be able to incorporate the marks and credit into their degree (60 points at level 3). The certificate will involve students participating in, critically engaging with and reflecting on practical musical making activities. The certificate will be offered for distance learning with a residential component. Subject to validation, the certificate is planned to have its first presentation in October 2016. Further information will be available in due course.