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Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MFA

Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MFA

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Singing Teaching / Training Teaching (General) Singing Acting

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Course Summary

Why choose this course

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is one of the UK’s leading accredited drama schools, providing dedicated conservatoire training within a purpose-built environment on the University of Surrey campus.

This MFA Teaching of Voice and Singing programme is a practice-based interdisciplinary programme designed to build upon students’ existing experience and expertise in either or both disciplines. It will provide a unique opportunity for the research and development of specialist vocal techniques appropriate to the demands of professional interdisciplinary performing arts, which may include both spoken text and singing. This programme has the integrated feature of offering both voice and singing training in a conservatoire and business context.

This two-year masters programme is unique in the sector and by studying it, you will be part of the next generation of voice and singing business practitioners.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

GSA has an excellent reputation as a conservatoire, and graduates are sought for a variety of roles in the Performing Arts, as teachers, performers, creatives and production staff. We consistently nurture students to become highly employable leaders in their field and resilient graduates, with a sophisticated toolkit of transferable skills. GSA is part of the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS), the Alliance of Musical Theatre Conservatoires (AMTC) and the Global Conservatoire Alliance (GCA).

The MFA programme focuses on the development of specialist skills and knowledge, producing highly skilled teachers and coaches, ready to enter their respective specialist workforces. Students study core aspects of each field, gaining theoretical and practical skills as well as work placement within the University, networking and career planning opportunities. All GSA students are equipped with both a practical and theoretical understanding of potential employment opportunities and how to navigate them upon graduation.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree (or recognised international equivalent) in performance or coaching and/or have a minimum of five years performing and coaching experience in professional performance industries or performing arts training institutions.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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