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Vocal Performance (BMus)

Our  Vocal Performance degree is a specialist industry-focussed programme for singers. Based in Cardiff the programme is delivered by expert academics and practitioners of national and international repute within a specialist facility. 

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

UCAS code: VPE1
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All applications to study for a full-time undergraduate degree programme are made through UCAS under the institution code T80

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Contact Name: David Bebbington

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

5 reasons to study this course

  1. Specialist industry-focussed programme
  2. Delivered by expert academics and practitioners
  3. Extensive 1-to-1 vocal tuition
  4. Masterclasses from world-renowned artists
  5. Based within a specialist facility in Cardiff

What you will learn

Course Overview

Building on the success of the postgraduate programmes at the Wales International Academy of Voice, the newly devised BMus (Hons) Vocal Performance is a specialist industry-focussed programme for singers.

The programme is delivered by expert academics and practitioners of national and international repute within a specialist facility in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

Modules on the programme examine areas such as performance studies, movement, music theory, technologies of performance and performance projects designed to develop a wholistic approach to vocal performance. A specific feature of this programme is extensive 1-to-1 vocal tuition and a series of masterclasses throughout the academic year from world-renowned artists.

Module Topics

Level 4:

  • Vocal Technique 1
  • General Musicianship and Studio Techniques
  • Performance Project 1
  • Repertoire and Style 1
  • Performance Class
  • Learning in the Digital Era

Level 5:

  • Vocal Technique 2
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Presenting Performance
  • Performance Project 2
  • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment
  • Repertoire and Style 2 (Option)
  • Vocal Arrangement (Option)

Level 6:

  • Final Performance
  • Professional Practice for Performance
  • Creative Industries
  • Independent Project
Assessment

Assessment on this programme is by a range of methods offering opportunities to present learning in a variety of different ways throughout the course. A number of the methods include performances, portfolios, technical assessments, recording, electronic testing, arranging, mock auditions, podcasting, essay writing and presentations.

Key Information

Staff
Entry Criteria

120 UCAS points and an Audition/Interview.

Career Opportunities

It is anticipated that graduates of the Vocal Performance programme will commence careers as performers, creators, teachers, recording artists and within various other related disciplines. The BMus (Hons) Vocal Performance may also lead to further postgraduate study.

Additional Costs

Additional costs of sourcing musical scores, recordings or academic texts could be in the region of £600-£800 over the duration of the programme.