NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree NFQ Level 8
Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts - LM026
† Indicates that students admitted to the programme are required to undergo a Garda Vetting process.
Why Study Voice?
The BA Voice is a four-year, full-time undergraduate programme designed to develop your vocal performance skills, repertoire and knowledge of your practice. You will develop your scholarly knowledge and enquiry around singing and you will also be introduced to other performance practices, enhancing your creative potential. You will study a number of practical, research and vocational modules which will help you to focus your artistic and scholarly creativity into a fulfilling career.
Entry to first year is under the CAO common entry code (LM026 BA Performing Arts) shared with all of the undergraduate degree pathways (BA Irish Music, BA Irish Dance, BA Contemporary Dance, BA Voice and BA World Music). However, your focus from the beginning will be on voice. You will develop your vocal performance practice through weekly one-to-one, choral, ensemble, theatre and performance classes. All BA Voice students also take a variety of skills classes in keyboard, music theory, sight-singing and conducting, ensuring that singers graduate with a high standard of transferrable skills for work in the field.
Students also engage academically with classical, popular, traditional and world music and dance through a performative lens, and from second year onwards, BA Voice students undertake additional specialist modules in vocal pedagogy and voice studies as well as shared performance technology, community music and music education modules with students from different pathways.
Vocalists engaged in this course at the Irish World Academy will experience a range of vocal styles and traditions. Students enter the programme from popular(CCM), music theatre/stage school, singer/songwriter, folk, sacred or choral backgrounds (among others). You will find that the core aspects of the programme will support your development across multiple styles, broadening and deepening your approach to singing and functional awareness of your instrument. The Academy has an unparalleled team of faculty and tutors who will guide and facilitate the growth of students as vocal performers and academics.
As a student, you will be based in the world-class facilities of the Irish World Academy building, equipped to the highest standards with cutting edge performance and rehearsal spaces and technological infrastructure. Tuition is provided by a faculty of excellent performers and academics, as well as industry professionals and international guest artists and researchers.
The programme prepares you for many different career paths including professional performance; further study; work in cultural institutions; media related posts; archival work; performance production; portfolio careers combining the preceding and others in entrepreneurial ways.