|Award title||Master of Theatre (Voice)|
|Year & campus||2021|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||150 credit points|
|Duration||18 months full-time or 36 months part-time|
Next intake for this course is 2023
The Master of Theatre (Voice) provides students with industry-leading knowledge and skills to work as a professional voice coach in the performing arts, film and television, media and business. The program develops students’ theoretical and practical understanding of all aspects of the functional spoken voice, and coaching techniques that develop the voice for professional use on stage, screen, in broadcasting, education and any field of work where vocal communication skills are fundamental.
In a collaborative learning environment and with mentoring from staff of international standing, students will develop the interpersonal skills that enable a voice coach to become an integral part of a creative or educational team. The degree’s dedicated focus on embodied practice produces voice coaches whose work is informed by their own practical understanding of the learner’s experience.
Students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with performers, directors, theatre-makers, and film-makers. This course includes specialist training provided to students through a professional industry placement, or through coaching a production within the Faculty.
A valid Working With Children Check is required for students undertaking this course.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (such as the performing arts, music, visual arts, film, dance and digital arts); or
- at least six years of documented professional practice in the creative arts industry; and
- interview; and
- performance in an audition.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and/or
- professional practice documentation; and
- interview; and
- performance in the audition.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- demonstrate a high standard of personal vocal use;
- employ a professional level of expertise and competence as a spoken voice coach;
- apply excellent communication skills in diverse contexts including clear articulation of the issues concerning vocal coaching, vocal health and the application of vocal training to performance;
- demonstrate an applied understanding of research principles and methods applicable to spoken voice learning and coaching, including skills in critical reflection, writing and artistic communication;
- interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences and individuals with specific needs and from culturally diverse backgrounds;
- employ a range of coaching approaches in the delivery of vocal individual and group lessons that will serve to foster independent, reflective, motivated and cooperative learning;
- demonstrate a mature engagement with and understanding of the principles of teamwork in creative processes;
- determine continued pathways to developing and refining their coaching practices;
- articulate a coherent personal philosophy of voice coaching.
- work across disciplines, create and organise a range of instructive material;
- work autonomously, use expert judgement, with knowledge adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner;
- effectively communicate verbally and orally;
- work with creativity and initiative in new situations;
- use a range of coaching and research tools and methodologies;
- lead others in the skills of problem solving;
- interpret and analyse with a capacity for critical thinking;
- reflect and evaluate to employ innovative and specialised methodologies.
150-point program of compulsory subjects
Course Progression Rules
To progress from Year 1 to Year 2, students must complete all Year 1 compulsory subjects.
Compulsory subjects (100 credit points)
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|DRAM90010||Performing Arts Research Methodologies||
|THTR90010||Practical Voice and Speech 1||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90011||Voice Theory 1||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90012||Coaching Lab 1||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90013||Practical Voice and Speech 2||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90014||Voice Theory 2||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90015||Coaching and Collaboration||Not available in 2021||25|
Compulsory subjects (50 credit points)
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|THTR90016||Coaching Lab 2||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|THTR90017||Industry Practice - Voice Coaching||Not available in 2021||37.5|
Last updated: 12 November 2021