Why choose this course?
- Run in collaboration with and located at Associated Studios in London*
- Intensive two-year practice period flanked by academic study on-line*
- Throughout the course you will work with top industry practitioners*
3 Years (subject to validation)
September 2018 (subject to validation)
* This course is to subject to validation.
Entry onto the programme will be through audition.
This 3-year BA (Hons) Opera Performance Studies is run in collaboration with and located at Associated Studios. It is designed to afford you a period of intensive practical study of the essential skills required to build a successful career in Opera. The programme aims to develop you as all-round performers.
Upon successful completion, students can progress onto postgraduate study.
Throughout the course you will work with top industry practitioners including repetiteurs, conductors, performers, language specialists, directors, acting coaches, vocal coaches and movement coaches
Please click here to apply.
UK/EU Students: £9,250
International Students: £17,270
The course consists of a central, intensive two-year practice period flanked by academic study on-line and intensive practice weekends. During the intensive practical phase of the course, students study three days per week based at Associated Studios in London.
The academic content of the course is delivered online and you are required to deliver regular assessed projects. The academic study is designed to provide a theoretical underpinning that supports your practice and covers aspects of opera as a performance art - analyzing directing styles, composition, researching libretti, understanding the social history of opera, Lieder and much more.
One of the great advantages of this course is that you will only need to find two years of living expenses, and will graduate having been put through your paces on a rigorous vocational programme, backed up by intensive academic learning crucial to your understanding of your craft in theory and practice.
As most applicants will be 18-25, great care will be taken to build your voices carefully and progressively with age and voice appropriate repertoire and in consultation with established singing teachers. The progressive accumulation of the practical component considers the needs of young voices. Apart from studying appropriate Opera scenes and arias, you will also study other recital repertoire including Lieder and Chansons.
Guest Opera Coaches at Associated Studios have included:
‘I am forever grateful to the amazing and unique team at Associated Studios, and am lucky enough to know that their endless support is only a phone call or email away!’
Jessica Costelloe -former Associated Studios opera student
‘Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the Opera Course with Associated Studios'
Emma Walsh – former Associated Studios opera student