Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Vocal and Acting Studies Department

VOCAL STUDIES - Musical - repeated enrolment mode, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31 23:59:00




The Department provides young artists with vocal and acting training, preparing them for working at music theatres, and for stage activity using different vocal forms – songs, cantatas and oratorios. The curriculum covers the subjects aimed at developing vocal technique (Solo Singing), vocal preparation of the repertoire consisting of different forms and styles (Work with Pianist, Musical Parts Development – cooperation with the Roma Theatre). The Musical specialty also provides a very wide range of acting subjects. A musical actor is a versatile artist with numerous skills to interpret and create meaningful stage characters. As we know, the core of librettos of the greatest musicals consists in the combination of music and vocal score with large fragments of dramatic dialogues. A skilful use of voice, especially in high vocal parts, and an easy shift into expressive and dramatic dialogues are quite challenging for a musical actor. Therefore, the University offers a long list of acting subjects ranging from elementary acting tasks during freshmen year to scenes from contemporary and classical dramas in further years. There are also classes in prose, verse, stage songs and the so-called skill-training and technical subjects, such as Diction, Contemporary and Classical Dance, Gesture, Style, Stage Make-up, and many more. The University extensively collaborates with the Theatre Academy, Unit of Dance at the FCUM and School of Art Visage.

The studies offer general music subjects, humanities and other subjects necessary for developing skills and widening knowledge. It also offers an option to acquire practical skills thanks to participation in operas, concerts or music events presented at the FCUM and other institutions of culture – cooperation with Gorzów Philharmonic, Holy Cross Philharmonic, Subcarpathian Philharmonic, Musicakademie Rheinsberg, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Great Theatre – National Opera, or Paderewski Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, Jan Kiepura Festival in Krynica, and others.

List of class teachers in the academic year 2020/2021:

  • professors: Ryszard Cieśla, Robert Cieśla, Ewa Iżykowska-Lipińska, Izabela Kłosińska, Mikołaj Moroz, Włodzimierz Zalewski;
  • professors at the FCUM: Krystyna Jaźwińska-Dobosz;
  • holders of post-doctoral degree (dr hab.): Eugenia Rozlach;
  • holders of MA degree: Anna Gigiel-Biedka, Jacek Kotlarski, Kaja Mianowana, Marcin Wortmann.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • singingsending an audio-video recording
  • online interview

Date of exams

14.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 (on-line)