We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
GSA has an excellent reputation as a conservatoire, and graduates are sought for a variety of roles in the Performing Arts, as teachers, performers, creatives and production staff. We consistently nurture students to become highly employable leaders in their field and resilient graduates, with a sophisticated toolkit of transferable skills. GSA is part of the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS), the Alliance of Musical Theatre Conservatoires (AMTC) and the Global Conservatoire Alliance (GCA).
The MA programme focuses on the development of specialist skills and knowledge, producing highly skilled teachers and coaches, ready to enter their respective specialist workforces. Students study core aspects of each field, gaining theoretical and practical skills as well as work placement at GSA, networking and career planning opportunities. All GSA students are equipped with both a practical and theoretical understanding of potential employment opportunities and how to navigate them upon graduation.
Former graduates of GSA’s Masters Programmes have moved into careers related specifically to the training of voice and singing including, but not limited to, the following:
- Lecturer in Voice, Lecturers in Singing, Head of Singing at GSA
- International Outreach Project organiser for Cross-cultural Shakespearean Projects
- Head of Voice, Laines Theatre Arts
- Singing Teacher, Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama, specialising in Musical Theatre, Sweden
- Professor of Voice, Seoul, South Korea
- Joint Head of Voice, Mountview Theatre School
- Vocal Tutor, University of Chichester
- Vocal Tutor, Dept Music and Media, University of Surrey
- PhD Research and Head of Singing, Victorian College of the Arts, Australia
- Head of Musical Theatre, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, UAE
- Director, S&L Performing Arts, Hong Kong
- Teaching Fellow in Vocals at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), London.
An MA qualification offers opportunities to teach at university level (internationally) and will help students develop business and digital skills, creativity and imagination, dexterity, and good interpersonal skills.