What is the course about?
Further improving the strength, flexibility and expressive potential of your voice and speech.
What will we cover?
Release of tension; breath support, control and pressure; resonance; pitch development; articulation; and approaches to text.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate improvements in breath placement, capacity and support using more advanced breathing exercises.
Display enhanced vocal strength and tone through examination of resonance.
Apply enhanced pitch possibilities to heightened text.
Demonstrate greater clarity and expressiveness of articulation in delivery of heightened text.
Identify your own areas for continued vocal development and describe how that development could take place.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For anyone who has completed Voice Technique: Beginners or studied voice on a similar course.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
Speak English fluently.
Communicate in group situations.
Give and receive constructive feedback.
Read and respond to a range of texts, including classical.
Take course notes for your own use.
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. You must practise the exercises between classes.
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?
Loose clothing; a small hand mirror; notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Foundation in Drama; The Actor's Voice; Making Your Voice Heard.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit 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