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Physical and mental training 2

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Master’s in opera

Brief course description

The Physical and Mental Training 2 course aims to hone the students’ skills in using their body in a deliberate and functionally correct way. This involves the students growing their awareness of correct posture, breathing, balance, coordination and regulation of tension, as well as their ability to use this know-how independently and actively in stage performances. The course aims to give the students competence in managing and developing a professional career as an opera singer.

The course includes coordination training, dance, mental training, performance improvement and knowledge of the professional field.

The course is a continuation of OP523 (Physical and Mental Training 1).

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students shall

  • show skill in mastering the body as a tool of theatrical expression
  • be able to use methods of mental presence on stage
  • be able to take independent initiatives and participate actively in creative processes

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching methods are educator-led teaching, independent training, experience-based experimentation and self-reflection. The instruction is primarily group-based.

Coursework requirements:

  • mandatory attendance, minimum 80%
  • active participation in the instruction
  • ongoing completion of the mandatory assignments


All coursework requirements must be approved in order for a student to receive a final course assessment.

Students are assessed in relation to the course’s learning outcomes.

The course uses a pass/fail grading system.