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This is an exciting and uniquely designed new course offering students the opportunity to undertake specialised voice training within an internationally acclaimed theatre school setting.
The course is eclectic in its approach drawing on a range of methodologies and practitioners. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School produces professional standard productions at a range of professional theatres in the South West of England and students will have the opportunity to work on these productions as part of their studies.
The aim of the course is to produce self-reflective, entrepreneurial voice practitioners who will work within traditional fields, or go on to develop the practice into new areas. It is envisaged that graduates will seek careers in a range of voice related roles such as voice and/or dialect coaches for theatre, TV, film or radio; voice directors for theatre productions; voice teachers within conservatoires or university acting departments; voice and presentation skills coaches for business or other non-performers; voice artists for radio, audio books, animated productions; or voice artists within the fields of performance or contemporary art.
The course includes theoretical aspects of voice work including: vocal anatomy and physiology, and phonetics. The emphasis, however, will be on the practical applications of theory. This will include work to develop the potential of the student’s own voice; coaching and teaching practice; and encouraging the student to research their own areas of interest. This research will conclude with a ‘practice-as-research’ project.
There will be opportunities within the curriculum for collaboration with students on other courses including our MA Directing, MA Design and Professional Acting courses.
Applications to this course are through UCAS. For more information about this course and how to apply, visit the school website.
University of the West of England
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2 Downside Road
Bristol BS8 2XF