The primary strength of the DNOA lies in a wide-ranging curriculum that encompasses all aspects in the training of an aspiring opera artist. In addition to the focus on developing and refining technical skills (vocal, dramatic and physical), students are encouraged and supported in developing a very clear sense of vocal and artistic identity, who they are both as a singer and as an artist, and how these attributes can best be united to meet market demands and expectations. All elements of the programme are tailored so as to enable young artists to enhance chances of success in a competitive field as they transition from full-time education to the workplace.

Download the DNOA curriculum handbook, with full information about the curriculum, programme objectives and assessment criteria.


Programme Details

The curriculum is based on four areas of development:
• vocal/musical skills
• performance skills
• performing opera (main subject)
• reflective and career skills

Study load
120 EC

Study length
2 years, full-time

Language of instruction

CROHO code
CROHO 49105

Master of Music (MMus)

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