Jul 11, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

THVC 235 Language and Diction for the Singing Actor

College of Performing Arts

2 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Practical training in diction and prosody focusing on the unique challenges for the singing actor to bring dynamic use of language through song. Exercises to identify, isolate, and manipulate components of speech production through the use of IPA and the structure of lyrics will bring an ease and clarity to the singer. Special attention is paid to consonants as they support rhythm, phonemes as they effect vocal resonance and placement, and rhyme as it affects vowel shape.

Prerequisites THVC*132

Priority enrollment to Musical Theater Majors and Minors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.