Voice II

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
02 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)

Module description

In this module you will develop and apply the rigorous foundation work of EA114 and apply it to the more demanding dramatic texts being worked on in the second year acting courses. You will connect movement, voice and acting. You will begin exploring accents and dialects in more detail with a view to both acquiring accents and developing the skills and tools with which to work on accents throughout your career as an actor.

You will begin to examine the vocal demands of different performance spaces, including outdoor performances, and develop your ability to give life to complex texts. The vocal demands of a range of performance styles, for example, Commedia dell'Arte, will be explored and students will be given opportunities to apply their vocal techniques to devised and text work of increasing complexity. The course is designed to prepare students for independence, to ensure that they enter their third year with voices of professional standard and the vocal
training necessary to maintain them.

Module aims

- To develop articulatory skills for performance
- To encourage enjoyment, release and power in the voice
- To develop subtlety and sensitivity in pitch and resonant range
- To provide opportunities for students to apply practical technique to complex texts
- To combine acting choices with vocal performance

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate advanced use of voice techniques in increasingly complex and demanding work:
- Physical awareness and breath
- Breathing and voice
- Resonance and range
- Technical application
- Warming up
- Articulation
- RP/Dialects
- Openness to process
- Emotional connection.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with voice tutors in small group practical classes Normally 4 hours of voice classes per week except during acting priority weeks Learning also takes place in workshops and presentations One to one remedial tutorials on specific articulatory and vocal issues in forms of voice labs Independent study Students will receive report cards with tutor comments at the end of each term.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Voice - Practical     60% 
Practical   Articulation - Practical    40% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Christina Gutekunst, email: cgutek@essex.ac.uk.
Christina Gutekunst and staff
East 15 Acting School



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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