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Course summary

Building on the success of the postgraduate programmes at the Wales International Academy of Voice, the newly devised BMus (Hons) Vocal Performance is a specialist industry-focussed programme for singers. The programme is delivered by expert academics and practitioners of national and international repute within a specialist facility in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Modules on the programme examine areas such as performance studies, movement, music theory, technologies of performance and performance projects designed to develop a wholistic approach to vocal performance. A specific feature of this programme is extensive 1-to-1 vocal tuition and a series of masterclasses throughout the academic year from world-renowned artists.


Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BMus) • General Musicianship and Studio Techniques (20 credits; compulsory). • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Performance Class (20 credits; compulsory) • Performance Project 1 (20 credits; compulsory) • Repertoire and Style 1 (20 credits; compulsory) • Vocal Technique 1 (20 credits; compulsory) Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BMus) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Ensemble Performance (20 credits; compulsory) • Performance Project 2 (20 credits; compulsory) • Presenting Performance (20 credits; compulsory) • Repertoire and Style 2 (20 credits; optional) • Vocal Arrangement (20 credits; optional) • Vocal Technique 2 (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BMus) • Creative Industries (20 credits; compulsory) • Final Performance (Vocal Technique 3) (30 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Professional Practice for Performance (30 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

Assessment on this programme is by a range of methods offering opportunities to present learning in a variety of different ways throughout the course. A number of the methods include performances, portfolios, technical assessments, recording, electronic testing, arranging, mock auditions, podcasting, essay writing and presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Vocal Performance at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS