Diction for Performance 1 (VSAO3645)


In this unit the students will concentrate on the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The focus in this unit is producing performance in song repertoire that results from the appreciation of the text-music relationship. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate correct interpretation and delivery of the text.

Further unit of study information


2 hours/week


Students are required to pass all assessment tasks. Continuous assessment (20%), examination (30%), diction recital (50%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

VSAO2028 and VSAO2029

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.