M.A. On Campus

Advanced Vocal Studies

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David

12 months
15000 GBP/year
11020 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Advanced Vocal Studies MA at the Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts is a specialist classical and opera programme focussing on the voice. Devised with the needs of the vocalist in the contemporary performing industry at its core, students at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David learn from renowned vocal technicians, performers and conductors to prepare them for their career.


The MA Advanced Vocal Studies programme at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is an intensive programme designed to prepare you for the demands of the modern vocal performance world. Vocal Technique and repertoire development is central to the programme with support through regular sessions by visiting practitioners (masterclasses and coaching sessions) who are currently active in the industry and renowned in their field.

The Academy provides a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of singers and accompanists at the early stage of their training, recruiting young artists globally. Students work with the best vocal technicians, coaches, eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world in order to develop their art to the highest professional standards.

An exciting Vocal Performance Education Centre, proud of its mixture of International, Academic and Industry based Staff and Coaches. The Academy’s work ethic is based on respect and co-operation. Having networks with industry professionals and continuing relationships with students who now work in the industry, both who return as coaches, we feel we can offer an ever current training and education to our joining students.

Career Opportunities

You will be prepared for potential careers in vocal performance, Opera, theatre, education and music related areas. Completion of the programme would also enable you to progress to further postgraduate study and research.

Programme Structure

Module include:

  • Vocal Technique
  • Operatic Repertoire & Performance
  • Art Song Repertoire & Performance
  • History and understanding of Opera Tradition in relation to the vocal performer        
  • Professional development in practice and application

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.
  • Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be  offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.
  • All applicants are invited to an audition that will involve a performance and a short interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11020 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lampeter

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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