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MA Professional Voice Practice

Course Description

MA Professional Voice Practice

Students will gain highly specialised knowledge in a range of professional contexts and develop advanced expertise as a voice coach, teacher or performer. The course has been developed with the support of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

As an accredited Drama UK School, graduates have gone on to fulfil very exciting careers. Working professionally at prestigious organisations such as the RSC, The Royal Court, the Minack, The Cambridge Theatre, the Mountview Theatre Academy and ALRA.

You will explore in-depth the theory and practice of working with the voice. During your studies you will consider innovations in practice, and initiate research. You will be taught philosophical, ethical and aesthetic principles related to voice practice. Conducting private and self-directed study will widen your knowledge of the field and help you acquire a Master’s level understanding of professional voice practice.

Modules include:

• Practical Voice
• Phonetics and Voice Theory
• Singing
• Voice and Text
• Pedagogy
• Placement
• Research Methodology

The final research project may be either practice or dissertation based.


Graduates of the course will return to careers in the performance industry or in education with significantly enhanced skills in voice practice, which will increase employment opportunities and give graduates a competitive edge in a highly competitive field.

Visit the MA Professional Voice Practice page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification. Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience are considered. Admission to this course is via audition and interview.

Course Fees

Please see the course page on our website for the latest information.

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