Introduction to Vocal Studies

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Vocal Studies

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA), Music Performance, Music Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces students to the voice as an instrument for communication. Through studying elements of vocal anatomy and physiology, students learn technical and foundational aspects of the voice. Vocal health and vocal care strategies are also discussed. Students apply their learning to individual vocal programs, aspirations and abilities. The singing voice and its role in solo and ensemble-specific situations within popular music styles are explored. No previous singing experience is required. Lecture and tutorial attendance is a unit requirement.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.