What is the course about?
The course will improve your vocal skills and help you to use your voice more effectively.
Through a variety of vocal and physical exercises you will develop your ability to communicate more successfully, use your voice with assurance and to command vocal respect. You will be guided and supported to sound more confident; to speak expressively and vocally assert yourself whilst respecting others.
What will we cover?
Building vocal confidence
Improving posture and physical alignment
Breathing properly to support and control your voice effectively
Developing the resonance in your voice
Considering the placement of your voice
Improving your vocal range
Developing your presence and communication skills.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe how to use your voice as an effective expression of yourself
Demonstrate confidence in your ability to communicate through your voice
Identify exercises and techniques you can apply in order to maintain and improve your vocal quality
Explain how to maintain vocal confidence when faced with new and/or challenging situations
Use your voice more assertively.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to follow simple verbal instructions and be prepared to work physically and vocally.
Exercises will be demonstrated and work supported by hand-outs.
You should be prepared to speak in front of the group.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through a series of physical and vocal practical exercises. You should be prepared to work practically as an individual, in pairs, small group and whole group work.
You will be given exercises to complete outside the class.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen to the session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Various voice training courses or our Debating courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details