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Voice Skills 1 (MUST10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUST10003
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Voice in this course is designed to explore the world of voice production and its application specific to the Music Theatre genre. Throughout this course, the phenomenon of individual voice difference will be taken into account and students will be encouraged to explore and value these differences in themselves and others. Contact hours in Voice Skills 1 will be divided between individual lessons, spoken voice classes and small and large ensemble classes. In the first semester, particular emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of singing and speech, incorporating breathing, alignment, pitch, tone and articulation. Individual lessons will allow for assessment of areas of vocal production that require individual focus and identify any problem areas. Small and large ensemble classes will lay the foundations for group singing work that will then be advanced in Music Theatre Combination Class in semester 2.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
For Singing Voice:
• understand the fundamental physiological foundations of different components of human vocal sound;
• apply the aforementioned physiological information directly to their own voice production;
• understand the vocal technical requirements of a specific range of music theatre voice sounds;
• display development in the ability to musically harmonise, phrase and blend within the given context of story, character and musical style.
For Spoken Voice:
• demonstrate a developing understanding of voice production from a physically released body;
• demonstrate a developing ability to speak on full breath support with strong, secure tone;
• demonstrate the development of flexibility in range;
• demonstrate the development of clear articulation.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
• recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification ;
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Last updated: 3 April 2019