UWTSD Launches New Vocal Performance Degree.


28.05.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has launched a new Vocal Performance degree for the next academic year.

Canolfan Berfformio Cymru

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. This exciting and new programme is delivered by expert academics and practitioners of national and international repute within a specialist facility. Students will be offered extensive 1-to-1 vocal tuition, and masterclasses from world-renowned artists, and of course all of this will be located within our specialist facility in Cardiff.

Modules on the programme examine areas such as vocal technique, performance studies, movement, music theory, technologies of performance and performance projects designed to develop a wholistic approach to vocal performance. 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.

The staff at the Wales International Academy of Voice are looking forward for students to enrol on this newly designed degree. David Bebbington, Academy Manager and Programme Director said:  “Students on the new BMus programme will study voice in a holistic context, enabling them to engage with performance in a variety of settings, and introducing them to the multitude of opportunities available in their future careers. Central to the vision of the programme is ‘the industry’, and as such elements of the course will involve aspects of performance, recording, movement, music theory and studio techniques for example. At the end of the course, students will move into performance, music creation, teaching or a host of other session music opportunities.”

Barry Liles, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the Wales Institute of Science and Art (WISA) said: “The University is pleased to witness the strategic development of a BMus in Vocal Performance at the Wales International Academy of Voice. We believe this programme will provide an exciting opportunity for a significantly greater number of undergraduates to join our prestigious, World-class academy. Based on our enviable reputation within this vocal domain, the new programme will provide progression opportunities for our students on to postgraduate study or as practitioners in the sector.”

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.

Note to Editor

For more information about the New Vocal Performance degree visit:  Vocal Performance (BMus) | UWTSD

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

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lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk