Group Voice Arts Therapy Training
Distance Learning Option

Professional Diploma

Group Voice Arts Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

The voice-arts therapy course offers a range of different participative activities that use the voice as a therapeutic and transformative art-form. There is a growing understanding of the positive impact that arts-based therapeutic sessions can have on health and wellbeing. There is also a growing body of research on the benefits of voicework and vocalising. By supplementing medicine and care, voice-arts can improve the health of people
who experience a range of different mental or physical health challenges. Creative voice-arts approaches can also be used in education and art-installations, community projects and more!

Participants may work on a beautiful piece of voice art for a project, workshop or performance or to understand and work through a difficult time in their life such as grief or a life transition for example.

A voice-arts therapist facilitates the session with a particular set of therapeutic and/or educational outcomes in mind. The group could be developing communication skills or improving mood state or memory, reducing anxiety or promoting relaxation to name a few.

A blended learning option with in person modules is available for this course if you prefer.

This course is particularly beneficial for people working in (or wanting to work in) the following areas:

  • Education

  • The arts/drama

  • Mental health

  • Health Humanities

  • Complementary and mainstream healthcare

  • Personal development and self help

  • Spiritual health and development

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Sonic art/art installations

  • Community Arts or Health Projects

  • Work With

    Groups Only

  • Where?

    Study from home via virtual classroom

  • When?

    Course starts 6th April 2022

  • Course Fees

    £993 Earlybird Course Fee – Ends 31st Dec 21
    £1,092 Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    Dip.GVAT (BAST)

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Course Contents

  • Explore the current research in the ‘arts for health’ field
  • The neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic voice-work and improvisation
  • Introducing the BAST Method of Voice-arts Therapy
  • Group dynamics – ‘the hats we wear’ and how to hold and facilitate a transformative and therapeutic space
  • Reflective practice – the 5Rs method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply
  • Explore different types of voice-scape and the psychology of voice-scaping
  • The therapeutic benefits of improvisation
  • How to choose the right voice-scape for an intended therapeutic outcome
  • Community research project – taking your work into the community to further the body of research
  • The therapeutic potential of the voice
  • Exercises to develop the voice and uncover hidden vocal potential using fun, creative and interactive games and exercises
  • Tone Poems are a modern-day representation of the ancient practice of sharing language – we will discuss the therapeutic application of tone poems
  • The graphic score as a creative process – where art and voice collide in a dynamic and creative way!
  • Discover the important role that the ‘shape’ of a composition plays in affecting mind, body and emotions and for different therapeutic outcomes
  • Develop your skills and immerse yourself in therapeutic voice-work

Foundation Module – From 11th February 2022

  • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
  • Explore current research in the arts for health field, sound psychology and neuroscience to support how and why the voice can be so effective at improving health and wellbeing
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1 – 6th – 8th April 2022

  • Unpack the BAST Method of Voice-arts Therapy in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Put a tone poem together in small group sessions
  • Understand more about the transformative nature of the voice
  • Discuss the therapeutic application techniques in more depth
  • Put a voicescape together virtually

Coursework & Homestudy – 9th April for 16 – 18 weeks

  • Embark on a wonderful journey with your voice
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos deepen your learning
  • Coursework is estimated to take between 2 – 3 hours a week
  • Practise the sessions you have chosen to qualify in – videos and tutorials aim to support you with this process

Virtual Classroom 2 – Tutorial – 13th May 2022

  • During this session we will check all is well with your coursework and answer any questions you may have
  • We will support you with your vocal techniques if needed
  • Have a valuable Q&A session with your tutors

Virtual Classroom 3 – 8th July 2022

  • Exploring the practical sessions in more depth
  • Hypothetical case studies are explored and discussed in smaller group sessions
  • Prepare for your case study sessions

Practical Session August – September

  • Book a 1:1 with a tutor or send in a video of you giving your session(s)
  • Your own personal tutor will give you feedback and guidance

Case Studies & Research Project

  • Take 6 – 9 months to complete your case studies
  • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by BAST
  • 2 of your 9 case study sessions will contribute to a research project which aims to further the field and provide work/business opportunities.

Virtual Classroom 4 – Tutorial – 18th November 2022

  • Check in with your peers and tutors
  • Have a valuable Q & A session and discuss case studies in more depth
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development


  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Group Voice Arts Therapy
  • You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’


Earlybird Course Fee: £993 – you must enrol before 31st December 2021 to qualify for this discount

Full Course Fee: £1,092

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