MFA Theatre Voice Pedagogy

The only graduate degree program in Canada dedicated to training professionals in voice, speech and text instruction.


  • Studies in the medical side of voice with selected courses through the UofA's Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
  • Intensive Training with full access to David Ley’s teaching and coaching - one of Canada's foremost voice, speech and text specialists
  • Ample opportunities to teach and coach in all divisions of the Department of Drama (and in many other departments University-wide) over the two years of study, including theatrical and public speaking coaching

 You will experience:

  • Practical experience in all elements of voice production, speech facility, dialect, and text interpretation in the context of theatre and public speaking
  • Studies in voice and speech science
  • Observation of faculty teaching and coaching
  • Practical Graduate Teaching Assistantship work in an undergraduate oral communication course
  • Supervised practical experience with vocal coaching in the department and in the broader theatre community
  • A thesis project consisting of the preparation and execution of a major vocal coaching assignment for U of A Studio Theatre, the Department of Drama’s resident theatre company, or an outside professional production