Recorded Voice I

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
31 May 2022


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA W4P312 Acting for Digital Media,
MFA W4P312 Acting for Digital Media

Module description

This module will focus on how to make the best use of your voice for digital capture. Teaching will happen both in a general studio setting as well as in our on-site, professional standard voice booth. You will learn about basic and advanced microphone technique and focus on specific performance outputs which are the mainstays for voice over artists. Tailored instruction throughout the year will focus on narration, character voices for animation and games, auditions/castings and radio plays and will require you to apply a range of accents in your work. You will also be introduced to basic recording software and audio editing. Alongside the skills covered in this unit, your technical skills in this area will be developed in the industry preparation sessions.

Module aims

This course aims to:

1. Introduce students to standard techniques called upon when working in a voice recording studio and on microphone
2. Develop students’ awareness of the qualities of their own voice in relation to different voiceover requirements
3. Introduce students to and develop awareness of the recording studio environment and the demands which it places on the actor
4. Develop understanding of related vocabulary
5. Introduce the technical elements and equipment for working in a voice recording studio
6. Expand on previous experience of working with a script
7. Establish an informed working relationship with directors and technicians
8. Introduce students to basics of recording software and audio editing

Module learning outcomes

1. You will be able to prepare for a performance role in a voice recording studio
2. You will be able to comfortably create and adapt a performance for use in an audio production
3. You will be able to communicate with other voice talent, directors, writers and technicians in the appropriate vocabulary.
4. You will be able to take direction and apply this to your performances
5. You will understand how the related technical equipment can enhance your final performance.

Module information

This module is a year-long module, delivered in blocks of workshops with in-house tutors and work professionals in the industry. Most of the learning will be through practical experience in the voice booth and studio space, though there will be tasks and preparation that students will need to work on outside the space.

A sample syllabus for the course is:

1. Introduction to Technology
2. Introduction to the Space
3. Introduction and development of physical and vocal techniques required of a performer in the voice booth
4. Safe and effective preparation and use of the voice in the voice booth
5. Preparing for a role
6. Creating a character
7. Applying feedback from a director to physical work
8. Working with scripts and sightreading
9. Basic audio recording and editing

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching will consist of: Individual Research and Rehearsal Practical Classes and workshops Occasional Seminars Practical classes will be appropriate for students with learning and/or physical disabilities, and delivery (exercises and performances) can be altered to ensure inclusivity. Access to the workshop place is accessible, by being either on the ground floor or via a lift. Reading material and scripts can be provided in advance. Continual Assessment tasks do not require an exam and allow for learners to demonstrate learning through active participation. There is not an on-line option for this module.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Dr Gabriela Curpan
The University for the Creative Arts
Senior Lecturer in Screen Acting - The MA Screen Acting Course Leader
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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