Module code: POVM020

Module Overview

This module will provide the student with the means to demonstrate full integration between Voice and Singing. Drawing together research gathered during teaching practices in both disciplines. They will have the opportunity to reflect on methodologies, pedagogies, vocal fundamentals guided by the anatomy, phonetics and accents.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 80

Tutorial Hours: 20

Practical/Performance Hours: 200

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Students will be placed as voice/singing consultants to an internal project and public facing performance supervised by a member of the voice or singing faculty. This placement will be supported by tutorials which will increase students’ ability to critically reflect on the vocal practice of other students.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework case study 60
Coursework Internal placement 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The summative assessments for this module are as follows:


  1. Written submission of a case study identifying key vocal issues and implement strategies to support the case.

  2. Internal placement to illustrate and formulate vocal support in a semi- professional setting.


 Formative assessment and feedback


Continuous verbal feedback is provided to students throughout the learning journey. Students are also provided with additional support in the creation of the mock questionnaire.

Module aims

  • To adopt, justify and integrate the pedagogical practices of voice and singing to an high level within a practical context.
  • To reinforce an understanding of the connections between the spoken and sung voice for rehearsal and performance.
  • To relate and recommend appropriate strategies that positively affect the practice of others.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theoretical and methodological developments in the practice of voice and singing CK
002 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of practical voice and singing techniques KP
003 Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and development of integrated professional practice and approach to voice and singing KP
004 Ability to critically analyze and evaluate personal practice and the practice of others C
005 Develop discipline and consistency within a professional context PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

  • Intensive internal placements on  projects

  • observations of integrated practice at level 6 and 7

  • tutorials

  • Tutorials and supervision

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information

GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.

  • Resourcefulness and Resilience

TaPoVaS students will be encouraged to develop a motivated, self-starting attitude towards their academic studies, and to their professional practice alike. They will be expected to engage with other students, seek out opportunities for further research, case studies, and participate in activities that develop self-awareness and their own unique professional brand. 

  • Employability

Throughout the program students will be taught by, and exposed to, a variety of internal and external practitioners, exposing students to the variety of specific roles that voice teachers have in the workplace. Students will cultivate a uniquely diverse set of professional level skills that cater to a wide range of related career opportunities. These skills will best equip students with the tools to succeed in meeting industry expectations and allow for career advancement.

  • Global and Cultural Capabilities

Students will engage in both study and work relationships that will represent a range of ability, cultural background and gender from expectation, and experience. Students will develop and demonstrate sensitivity and respect within all contexts.

  • Digital Capabilities

Students will engage in numerous formats of teaching and learning, including online lectures and discussion forums. Following contemporary trends, students will learn to deliver methods of teaching and coaching online and to develop an online profile within the professional sphere of work.  through the module students learn to navigate and utilise the Virtual Learning environment @surrey (Surrey Learn) and other digital resources and online databases to aid their learning and undertake research. Students are encouraged to use media such as what's app, teams, zoom, and utilising cloud/file sharing for communication and team working. Appropriate use of digital media and communication platforms is increasingly important for the modern voice teacher and through use and discussion of these students gain an awareness of their roles plus their limitations and misuse which can have a wider impact ‘e.g., to digital wellbeing.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MA(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Teaching and Practice of Voice and Singing MFA(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.