Graduate Admissions

Voice Teaching Graduate Diploma

Diploma programs are open to students in any relevant graduate program or to those who have a general interest in graduate-level work. For diplomas that are part of a graduate degree (concurrent), please contact the relevant graduate program office. For graduate diplomas that can be pursued on their own (stand-alone, direct entry), applications are submitted online. More

This diploma trains voice specialists to be effective teachers and to have a solid practical grounding in the functions of an acting/movement/voice ensemble.

The voice training includes voice science, anatomy and physiology, language, speech sounds, phonetics, dialect, coaching techniques and traditional and non-traditional approaches to voice.

Only applicants with significant prior teaching experience will be considered for a teaching diploma program. Qualified students in the acting or directing streams can apply for the unique Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching. It can be undertaken on its own or in combination with a graduate degree.

Voice teacher trainees will complete the full acting or directing program. In addition, their course of study will include:

  • weekly voice teachers’ seminar
  • voice teaching and coaching assignments with productions on and off campus
  • assistant teaching at the National Voice Intensive
  • a major voice training research paper
Deadlines & Dates
Fall: 
January 9
Minimum Admission Requirements

GPA

B

Language Proficiency

TOEFL

Computer-based: 
250
iBT: 
100

IELTS

Overall Band Score: 
7.5

YELT

Band: 
1

Recommendations

3

Other

  • CV or Resume
  • Statement of Intent

Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Graduate Application Address

  • Completed Application Package means:
    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application.
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package. (Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.) See checklist (PDF).
  • Mail or Courier Completed Application Package to:

Mail
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Courier
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3