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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Peter Snow


Previously coded DTS1420


This unit will introduce students to a primary element of performance practice with a particular focus on the voice and its relationship to both the body of the performer and the investigation of texts. It will include opportunities for learning the specific skills of voice production. An understanding of the different techniques that have been used for teaching voice and their role in actor training will also be developed. Students will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge to creative processes, such as soundscapes, choral work and textual interpretation. They will undertake a research project on the use of voice in performance.


Reflective folio (equivalent 1500 words): 40%
Individual vocal work exercise (equivalent 1000 words): 20%
Group presentation of either choral or spoken text (equivalent 1500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Snow

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study