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Voice Over Fundamentals

Become a Voice Over Artist

Just having a great voice is not enough – you need the skills to be able to use it properly.  Be guided through numerous practical exercises, in AFTRS state-of-the-art radio studios, designed to give you the techniques to get the best out of your voice and to get a start in the voice over industry.

Learn vocal techniques

Use correct vocal and microphone techniques, mark up a standard commercial script and rework a script to accommodate changes

Interpret and deliver reads

Interpret and deliver a variety of commercial scripts, within an allotted time

Incorporate producer feedback

Get an overview of industry requirements for voice over artists, and how to accept and incorporating direction from a studio producer

Is Voice Over Fundamentals right for you?

Estimated to be a $12.3 billion industry worldwide, voice over is one of the most exciting and competitive fields within the radio and TV industry. If you’re looking to get a start in the voice over industry then this is the course for you.

To get the most from this course you will preferably have some on-air experience in either radio or TV or an acting/performance background. But if you are a confident beginner, you’ll be ok too.


If you are interested in the trifecta and expanding your skills to incorporate TV & radio presenting as well as voice over, check out our TV & Radio Presenting Intensive.

Meet Your Tutors

Dani Torresan

Dani Torresan has been working in commercial radio for over 20 years, as an announcer, producer and voice-over artist. She…

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Marc Dwyer

Marc Dwyer is a writer, producer and voice over artist based in Sydney. Since graduating from AFTRS in 2008, he’s…

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What you will need

AFTRS will provide all equipment and materials required for this course.


Currently, AFTRS is in the Orange Zone of the AFTRS COVID-Safe Roadmap.

This means the requirements for all staff and students coming into the AFTRS building are as follows:

  • Proof of full vaccination (or a certified medical exemption plus a negative COVID test within 72 hrs before entry)
  • Service NSW QR Code Check-in & AFTRS QR Code check-in
  • Mandatory Mask wearing in all public spaces, teaching rooms & workspaces
  • Maintain 1.5 meters physical distance at all times
  • Anyone who has been interstate from NSW in the last 7 days needs to present a negative COVID test within 72 hrs of entry
  • Anyone who has a ‘Red Warning’ in Service NSW App from potential contact with a positive COVID case in the last 7 days needs to present a negative test since that date at entry

You will not be permitted entry if you fail to comply with any of the above, if you are awaiting the results of a COVID test, are a close contact, or are unwell and presenting any symptoms.

All students participating in face-to-face courses are required to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements as directed by AFTRS.

AFTRS reserves the right to update or amend AFTRS’ COVID-Safe Requirements at any time for any reason.

AFTRS reserves the right to suspend any student from a face-to-face course for any failure to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements.

Any student from a face-to-face course suspended due to a failure to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements will not be eligible for any partial or full course fee refund.

Read more about AFTRS’ COVID-Safe protocols here.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.


This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.