University of West London

St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF, United Kingdom

Voice in Performance with Foundation

This is an intensive course, designed to consolidate your vocal study and skills of both sung and spoken voice. Your studies will aim to prepare you for a career in performance and/or performance related pathways with reference to aspects of vocal performance. This course gives you a comprehensive understanding of the voice, anatomy and physiology, developing your understanding of self and subject. We will also explore the exciting ways in which the voice can communicate a range of narratives from different cultures and genres. The course fulfils many of the expectations of this ever-demanding performance industry. Through this course you will gain expertise in your chosen specialist subject, study relevant analysis and theory and be prepared for employment within music theatre, theatre in general, and other contemporary related industries. Our learning environment works with existing and emerging technology in both performance and production. You will study phonetic transcription, the anatomy and physiology of the voice and how to apply these skills to the study of sung and spoken voice. In the final year of study these skills will be placed into a professional context with the opportunity to shadow and assist with final year graduate performances and productions within the University and other relevant Institutions. Throughout the course you will develop your individual vocal needs (both sung and spoken) alongside ensemble classes. In addition to developing performance skills, movement training will support all aspects of your vocal development. In completing these studies you will be prepared to understand the detail of the human voice and what is required to lead others with their vocal development. This course deals with the voice, the power to engage with an audience and confidence in communication, as such will provide a series of varied performance opportunities. These performances will give you the opportunity to hone your vocal performance skills to excel in your vocal ability, developing the techniques required to reach your best in assessment but ultimately to prepare you for employment within the industry. Such performances will include: • platform recitals • public productions • opera workshops • radio broadcasts • master classes. This course is suitable for a variety of vocal students from a wide cultural context who will wish to be engaged with communicating and performing in a public forum. Staff from London College of Music are qualified to provide you with the most relevant training and education in order to secure a place within the performance industry. Our wide experience in all aspects of vocal education, theatre and performance will inevitably shape your learning, while helping you develop practical and analytical skills that will support your future career. Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular careers for our graduates include acting, theatre and teaching. You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main site - West London,London