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Vocal Studies and Performance

UCAS Code: W412

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

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in a performing arts related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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in a performing arts related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Instrumental or vocal performance

Vocal Studies and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple sectors of vocal performance, aiming to prepare students for the professional performance industry.

The aim of the programme is to train and support professional vocalists in multi-genre performance including both musical theatre and pop music vocals with the scope to explore any genre the students would like to specialise in. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests in order to develop as practitioners. The course is ideal for those with a passion for singing and a desire for a career in the performance industry.

The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links with the professional community to provide the most up to date knowledge of vocal techniques and professional requirements. The programme explores a number of modules which engage students in performance technique and skills. The modules are designed to explore the voice as an instrument and understand the theory behind how we control it.

Each year of the programme has a unique focus in providing students with the techniques and knowledge of the voice. The first year will focus on the technical side of the voice which will then be applied to given challenges that you could face in the industry in the second year. The final year focuses on professional development and the modules are designed to give you the skills needed to market yourself as a professional vocalist.

Modules

Examples of current modules;

Level 4-
Skills for the Vocalist
Acting Through Song
Contextualising Performance
Ensemble Singing
Solo Singing
General Musicianship

Level 5
Advanced Skills for the Vocalist
The Art of Cabaret
Advanced Ensemble Singing
Advanced Solo Singing
Critical Performance Theory
Intro to Studio Production

Level 6
Professional Development
Vocal Showcase
Concert Performance
Theatrical Performance
Studio Project
Negotiated Research Project

The Uni


Course location:

Nicholls Campus

Department:

Performing Arts (CA)

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