MEDEA is the acronym for ‘Media e-learning: Dialects of English for Actors’, and is a WordPress site designed by The Centre for Voice in Performance at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Its creation has been a response to internal and external demand.
- First and foremost, it is a learning tool designed to enhance the accent and dialect work that forms a key strand in the voice teaching for the BA Acting and Musical Theatre undergraduate programmes. It also provides a resource to support Choice modules across the Conservatoire and underpins production coaching on the postgraduate MACCT and MAMT programmes at the RCS
- Our community is international and culturally diverse: MEDEA celebrates this rich linguistic tapestry and this site is made possible by the shared values of collaboration and creativity
- The Centre for Voice in Performance exists to promote research into all aspects of the human voice and it is envisaged that as the database grows this material will contribute to the understanding of dialectical speech
- The RCS prides itself on an ethos of life-long learning and we retain strong links with our alumni. MEDEA will provide additional support for our acting graduates as they prepare for new roles
- Knowledge exchange is a crucial part of the RCS strategic plan and we actively seek to develop relationships with partner institutions and the professional world through Memorandums of Understanding. MEDEA offers an interactive platform which will support these engagements. If you would like further information on this please contact Hilary Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
All samples, conversations and monologues are recorded for the benefit of the learning community both within and beyond the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Contributors to MEDEA have donated their voices freely and in the knowledge that they are leaving a legacy for future generations of students, actors and researchers interested in dialect and accent acquisition. Any contributor who wishes to withdraw their recording – for whatever reason – may request this at any time, and their recording will be immediately removed from the MEDEA site. (please contact us).
Please refer to the copyright page for further information regarding the use of this site.