Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Physical Awareness 1 (voice)12040/3029/2324/1/21
Study guide

Physical Awareness 1 (voice)

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Thielemans Magda
Other teaching staff: Demoustier Zoƫ, Huysman Sylvie, Tuytschaever Karel, Van de Peer Olivia, Vanhove Stijn
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours

Short description

In physical awareness, students explore ways to prepare themselves for a sustainable career. The body is the instrument, not only physically but also artistically.
Physical Awareness consists of four different modules: LAB, Anatomy of the voice, Condition and Resilient Artists.

In LAB (Physical Awareness = 30h), one's own relaxed-supportive posture is explored, in addition to discovering the body as an artistic presence in the theatrical space.

In Condition = 30h, students work on strengthening their own bodies under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

Resilient Artists = 12h consists of six two-hour sessions and includes a more theoretical part (3 sessions) and a practical application-oriented part (3 sessions) psycho-education to strengthen mental resilience.'

In Anatomy of the voice = 5h, students gain an understanding of the anatomical workings of the voice


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student acquires the discipline to train his or her posture and fitness.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can adopt the correct playing posture and knows what is necessary in order to maintain this.
The student develops basic general fitness.
The student develops a consciousness of posture and movement. He or she experiences the sound difference produced by a good or less good posture.
The student demonstrates a basic knowledge of the skeleton, the most important muscle groups and breathing, and the ergonomics of the standing and sitting positions.
The student acquires control over his or her breathing.
The student acquires a controlled and flexible way of moving and can apply this in the lesson in focused exercises.
The student acquires understanding of relaxation techniques.
The student acquires broad understanding and can apply this in the lesson in focused exercises.
The student acquires understanding of the "why and how" of achieving and maintaining good study hygiene.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis72,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours18,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00