What is the course about?
This course will benefit you if you manage others in any connotation, but feel that your voice lacks gravitas, authority or the clarity to convey a message with the correct intention. Through structured rigorous exercises you will come to a greater understanding of what you can achieve with your voice.
What will we cover?
Breath control; capacity; pressure.
Resonance and pitch.
Phrasing and the clear delivery of a message.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Apply a regime of vocal skills to your ongoing and developing practice.
Develop authority and gravitas through pause, pitch and pace.
Identify the factors that will obscure the clarity of your message.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is open to all who are practising, training or who have an interest in the relevant industries. You do not need to have any previous experience with voice work.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Exercises for the whole class, some pair and small group work. Individual presentations of text, applying the vocal techniques learnt. Some homework is required in the preparation of text pieces.
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
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 will need a notebook and pen and a small hand mirror. You will need to purchase or borrow from the library relevant reading material around the subject; for example Gravitas by Caroline Goyder.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Many voice and associated subject classes offered by the Drama Department.
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