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Advanced Vocal Studies (MA)



The MA Advanced Vocal Studies programme is an intensive programme designed to prepare you for the demands of the modern vocal performance world. Vocal Technique and repertoire development is central to the programme with support through regular sessions by visiting practitioners (masterclasses and coaching sessions) who are currently active in the industry and renowned in their field.

The key to success as a performer is 1-to-1 learning, which is offered at WAVDA in vocal technique and repertoire coaching from our expert staff, along with a team of world-class singers, repetiteurs, coaches and conductors.

The programmes at WAVDA are deliberately small in number and enable your learning to be shaped around your interests and developmental needs in order to realise your full artistic potential.

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

You can apply directly to the University using the Apply Now button at the top of the page. 


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Contact Name: David Bebbington


£11,020
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course

  1. A unique programme focussed on the voice.
  2. 1-to-1 tuition in Vocal Technique and 1-to-1 Vocal Coaching.
  3. Regular masterclasses and coaching sessions from international opera artists and renowned conductors.
  4. Based in Cardiff; the capital city of Wales, known as the land of song.
  5. Preparation for a career in the fast-paced world of vocal performance.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The MA Advanced Vocal Studies programme is an intensive programme designed to prepare you for the demands of the modern vocal performance world. Vocal Technique and repertoire development is central to the programme with support through regular sessions by visiting practitioners (masterclasses and coaching sessions) who are currently active in the industry and renowned in their field.

The key to success as a performer is 1-to-1 learning, which is offered at WAVDA in vocal technique and repertoire coaching with our Principal Vocal Tutor, Ryland Davies, and Vocal Coach, Jane Samuel along with a team of world-class singers, repetiteurs, coaches and conductors.

The programmes at WAVDA are deliberately small in number and enable your learning to be shaped around your interests and developmental needs in order to realise your full artistic potential.

Module Topics
  • Vocal Technique
  • Operatic Repertoire & Performance
  • Art Song Repertoire & Performance
  • Professional Practice Portfolio
Assessment

Assessment is practical on the whole, and designed to offer you various different opportunities to present your learning across the modules. Assessment may take the form of performances, presentations, essays, and portfolios. There will be opportunities for feedback throughout the programme as well as mock assessments in order to prepare for final module assessments.

Student and Cardiff Life

Key Information

Staff
  • Camilla Roberts
  • Louise Ryan
  • Philip Lloyd Evans
  • Gareth Jones
  • Iwan Teifion Davies
  • Conal Bembridge-Sayers
  • Catherine Roe Williams
  • Ben Davis
  • Sarah Crisp
  • Angharad Lee
  • Tony Jones
  • Richard Ellis
  • Jacqueline Pischorn
  • Pierre-Maurice Barlier
  • Jolanda Pupillo
  • Ester Borin Bonillo
  • Jennifer Mackerras
  • Lorraine Mahoney
  • Amy Guppy
  • Tori Jones
  • Simon Rees
  • Eilir Owen Griffiths
  • David Bebbington
Entry Criteria

All applicants are invited to an audition that will involve a performance and a short interview.

Career Opportunities

You will be prepared for potential careers in vocal performance, opera, theatre, education and music-related areas. Completion of the programme would also enable you to progress to further postgraduate study and research.

Additional Costs

Approximately £400: text books, scores and travel to/from performances.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.