University of Surrey

Degree level: Postgraduate

Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MFA (Taught)

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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 practice-based interdisciplinary MFA Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing programme is 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. It also 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. What you will study In the first year, you will study three compulsory modules: -Voice fundamentals (phonetics, accents and anatomy) -Voice and singing pedagogies -Integrated teaching practice (intensive public-facing placements). In the second year, you will study two further compulsory modules: -Advanced pedagogies (voiceovers, infomercials and animation) -Advanced professional practice (coaching, presentation skills, lesson-planning and curriculum design, voice psychology and mental health, business model). Our campus boasts great transport links to London, so you’ll be close to the heart of UK theatre in London’s West End.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure and Graduate prospects etc.

How to apply

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at:

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. Applicants will also need to demonstrate that they have the maturity and critical insight to engage with and develop the theoretical understanding that will inform, develop and enhance current practice in the field. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

FEES: For current information regarding postgraduate fees, please visit the course page on our website. The link is under Course contact details. SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES: Discover how we may be able to support your postgraduate taught studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers:[postgraduate]=postgraduate

Sponsorship information

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Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MFA at University of Surrey - UCAS