Taught course

Professional Voice Practice

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Acting

Entry requirements

This course is likely to appeal to those who already have an interest in and some knowledge of voice: actors, drama graduates, teachers, speech therapists, singers and musicians with a particular interest in vocal music. - You should normally possess a first degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification. - You will also be considered if you do not meet the above entry requirements, but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience. Admission to this course is via audition and interview. Guidance is available on the website.

Months of entry


Course content

Students will gain highly specialised knowledge in a range of professional contexts and develop advanced expertise as a voice coach, teacher or performer.

The course has been developed with the support of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Graduates have gone on to fulfil very exciting careers. Working professionally at prestigious organisations such as the RSC, The Royal Court, the Minack, The Cambridge Theatre, the Mountview Theatre Academy and ALRA.

You will explore in-depth the theory and practice of working with the voice. During your studies you will consider innovations in practice, and initiate research. You will be taught philosophical, ethical and aesthetic principles related to voice practice. Conducting private and self-directed study will widen your knowledge of the field and help you acquire a Master’s level understanding of professional voice practice.

Information for international students

Fluency in English is essential. IELTS scores should average at least 7.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Study can be undertaken part-time, roughly three days per week or hours can be spread over 5 days for full-time attendance.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Creative work25
Professional practice25

Course contact details

BSA Admissions
+44 (0) 121 331 7563