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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Voice and Speech Dialects

24 hours (12 weeks).
CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a truthful approach to dialects through accurate phonetic (IPA) substitutions; demonstrate proficiency in the six primary dialects explored in class (Standard British, Cockney, Traditional Southern, Texas, Southern Irish, and New York); research dialects; and demonstrate proficiency in a seventh dialect by modeling it for the class.


The objective of this class is to provide actors with the ability to utilize the primary dialects found in muscial theatre, as well as understand the process of researching all dialects first-hand. Students work in small groups to research another dialect (North Country, Yorkshire, Scottish, French, German, etc.) from contemporary musical theatre and teach it to their classmates. This course builds on the work from Voice and Speech I and II.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Musical Theatre, Drama, Communication, Speech, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).