When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor David Dellaire
  • Course Code W21DMAB10A

What you will learn

This course is designed to give actors the knowledge and skills to fulfil their full potential as a singing actor and the versatility to meet the wide-ranging vocal demands of the acting industry. Students will acquire a detailed physical understanding of the workings of the vocal mechanism and the technique and awareness required to achieve vocal performances of the highest possible standard. By the end of the unit students will learn how to produce a more confident and tonally secure sound by developing their musical ear. Students will learn a range of exercises and songs through which they will explore the fundamentals of good vocal production. As the student progresses through the unit, new exercises to further develop the fundamentals of good vocal production will be introduced. By the end of this unit, students will be able to warm up and prepare their voices for performance effectively and safely, be able to demonstrate basic breathing techniques and effective breath control, understand the mechanisms of voice production and perform repertoire in various musical genres using the appropriate techniques. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to warm up the voice safely and effectively.
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the voice.
  • Apply basic techniques of breathing and breath control in singing to produce a consistent and healthy sound.
  • Perform with vocal resonance, flexibility and clear diction.
  • Understand the way to modify their vocal production based on folk, classical, jazz, musical theatre, and pop/rock genres.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will work on : Folk/Classical Jazz Week 1 Jazz Week 2 Musical Theatre Week 1 Musical Theatre Week 2 Rock/Pop Week 1 Rock/Pop Week 2 Audition Technique Recordings Recordings In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This course is open to all.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students.   Study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

    What you need

    Be ready to participate practically in the sessions. If joining online, you will need good internet connection and a device to live-stream.

    What you can do next

    Morley College’s Drama Department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course in Acting, Directing and Public Speaking. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or contact the Theatre & Performance Dept for more information: drama@morleycollege.ac.uk