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Speaking Voice (HCP-VC)


144 hours (32 weeks).

120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine bodily sensations and the moment-to-moment experience of involuntary impulses, discovering previously unconscious or frozen habitual movement patterns and their impulses; take part in a variety of exercises designed to loosen muscular rigidity in the body that has a direct influence on the engagement of the voice, in order to increase natural resonance and open vibrancy (“Destructuring”); discuss the anatomy related to voice training and demonstrate an active understanding of its function by communicating and sending sound with meaning, vocal support and power (“Restructuring”); discover a deep vocal connection with self, character, scene partners, and text, by combining/integrating vocal freedom, healthy use of a supported voice, and awareness of the circumstances and objectives within a given piece of text (“Integration”); design a vocal warm up of their own to use before rehearsals and performances by combining and adapting the exercises learned throughout the three terms.


This is an immersive classroom based course. Students explore their speaking voice as an actor and develop a cohesive vocal practice. Students explore a variety of dynamics as they develop awareness of the breath and the use of the body and voice. The goal is to improve their vocal functioning and strengthen their ability to communicate while meeting the demand of being present with any given text, with their partners, and the space. The work is based on the principles of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 10 semester hours in Dramatic Arts or Theatre Arts (8/17) (9/22 revalidation). NOTE: All courses that comprise the Hagen Core Training Program must be completed to gain access to credit recommendations.