Strengthen Your VO Core

Our CORE CURRICULUM empowers you with rigorous and fun foundational training in commercial, narration, and character voice over. Once you develop your voice over CORE, you’ll have the skills and confidence to study in our advanced classes with some of the most incredible and talented voice over instructors in the world.

For those who have yet to complete a Core track, you're in luck!

Our annual Summer Fast Track is just around the corner (literally, it starts Monday!). That means every Core class is available in-person at our studio in San Francisco between July 18 and August 8. Classes take place from 10am-5pm PDT. Classes are available individually, or you can bundle up any three and save $120.

Note: COVID vaccinations are required for in-person attendance

But there are more ways to attend the Core this semester! Now, each track will be offered online in a 12-week series, giving you consistent study on the same day and time every week. Purchase a complete series and save $120.

The Character Core series meets Thursday evenings beginning with Character Playbook on July 22.

The Commercial Core series meets Tuesday evenings, continuing with Commercial Styles on August 3.

The Narration Core series meets Wednesday evenings, beginning with Narration Nuts & Bolts on August 11.

Can't make an entire series? That's okay! You can take these classes in any order, in whatever combination works best for you. Bundle up any three and save $120.

Take a look at our complete Core offerings, listed below:

COMMERCIAL CORE

Click here to purchase the complete Commercial Core!

BREAKING IT DOWN

Assess commercial copy at a glance by breaking down the script into common copywriting themes, rules you should recognize, and writing hints that reveal the unique message every commercial script contains. Once you develop the technical muscularity required by commercial copy, you'll feel confident enough to tackle any VO script. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 20 - 21 • Tuesday-Wednesday • 10am - 5pm PDT —IN PERSON

September 24 - October 15 • 4 Fridays • 10am - 1pm PDT —ONLINE

October 17 - 24 • 2 Sundays • 10am - 5pm PDT —IN PERSON

November 2 - 23 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm PDT/PST —ONLINE

COMMERCIAL STYLES

This class helps you identify and deliver different styles of commercial VO: Taglines, Retail, Spokesperson, Real Person and more. You’ll learn how to determine the style and how to adjust your timing, rhythm, and energy to match the script. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 22-23 • Thursday-Friday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON

August 3 - 24 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

September 18-19 • Saturday-Sunday• 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON

October 22 - November 12 • 4 Fridays • 10am-1pm PDT/PST —ONLINE

November 30 - December 21 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —ONLINE

SPONTANEITY

Confidence and taking chances are needed at auditions and jobs. Explore how being in the moment helps you stay fresh and elevates your performance. You’ll improvise sections of the script, increase listening and response times, and trust your instincts. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 24-25 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON (wailist only)

August 31 - September 21 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT  —ONLINE

November 19 - December 17 • 4 Fridays • 10am-1pm PST —ONLINE

November 14-21 • 2 Sundays • 10am-5pm PST —IN PERSON

January 4-25 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —ONLINE

CHARACTER CORE

Click here to purchase the complete Character Core!

CHARACTER PLAYBOOK

Build your book of character voices through the use of creative exercises, acting basics, and impulse. Your unique playbook might include real and exaggerated voices, heroes and villains, celebrity mash-ups, and archetypes from various genres. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 22 - August 12 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

July 26-27 • Monday-Tuesday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

September 29 - October 20 • 4 Wednesdays • 2pm - 5pm PDT —ONLINE

October 14 - November 4 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —IN-PERSON

October 23 - November 13 • 4 Saturdays • 10am - 1pm PDT/PST —ONLINE

CHARACTER STYLES

This technical class compares video games, cartoons, and toys and prepares you for the performance and vocal requirements for each style. You'll explore parsing and concatenation, audition prep, and how various genres affect the style. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 28-29 • Wednesday-Thursday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

August 19 - September 9 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

September 25-26 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

October 27 - November 17 • 4 Wednesdays • 2-5pm PDT/PST —ONLINE

November 20 - December 18 • 4 Saturdays • 10am - 1pm PST —ONLINE

CHARACTERS IN ACTION

Put a character into action by experiencing the complete audition to performance process. You'll develop dimensionality, functionality, and dynamic physicality as you inhabit a fun and out-of-this-world character throughout this 12-hour class. Set your universal translators to Marcopian and get ready for some action! 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

July 30-31 • Friday-Saturday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

September 16 - October 7 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

November 11 - December 9 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —IN-PERSON

November 24 - December 15 • 4 Wednesdays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE

January 8 - January 29 • 4 Saturdays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE

NARRATION CORE

Click here to purchase the complete Narration Core!

Narration Nuts & Bolts

Master three performance components to create the world of a narrative script. Find the tone to captivate the listener, harness your pace to reveal the message, and maintain consistency to keep them engaged. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

August 3-4 • Tuesday-Wednesday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

August 11 - September 1 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

October 17 - November 7 • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PDT —ONLINE

November 13-20 • 2 Saturdays • 10am-5pm PST —IN-PERSON

Narration Styles

Expand your repertoire by identifying different narration styles including corporate, audio tours, training, in-show, documentaries, telephony, and e-learning. You'll analyze the script, determine how to approach the content, and make the right actng choices to match the style. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

August 5-6 • Thursday-Friday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

September 8-29 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

October 2-3 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON

November 14 - December 12 • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE

Natural Narration

Elevate your skills from passively reading aloud to actively narrating vivid projects! Through drills, games, and critical listening exercises, this class will guide you to finding a connection with the text, paraphrasing the story, understanding the writer's intention, and painting a portrait with your words. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425

August 7-8 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT—IN-PERSON

October 6-27 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE

November 30 - December 12 • Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —IN-PERSON

January 9-30 (2022) • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE

Read Next

Voice One Verve Articles

Article

Guess the Actors Behind These Iconic '90s and '00s Cartoon Characters

Check out this article from People Magazine to see if you can guess the actors behind iconic '90s and '00s cartoon characters!

April 16, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 15-21) and what's coming your way next week.

April 15, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 8-14) and what's coming your way next week.

April 8, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 1-7) and what's coming your way next week.

April 1, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (March 25-31) and what's coming your way next week.

March 25, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (March 18-24) and what's coming your way next week.

March 18, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (March 11-17) and what's coming your way next week.

March 11, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (March 4-10) and what's coming your way next week.

March 4, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (February 26-March 3) and what's coming your way next week.

February 26, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (February 19-26) and what's coming your way next week.

February 19, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (February 12-18) and what's coming your way next week.

February 12, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (February 5-11) and what's coming your way next week.

February 5, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (January 29- February 4) and what's coming your way next week.

January 29, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (January 22-28) and what's coming your way next week.

January 22, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (January 15-21) and what's coming your way next week.

January 15, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (January 8-14) and what's coming your way next week.

January 8, 2024
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (January 2-7) and what's coming your way next week.

January 2, 2024
Read More
Article

Happy New Year

Here's to 2024!

December 27, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (December 11-17) and what's coming your way next week.

December 11, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (December 4-10) and what's coming your way next week.

December 4, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (November 20-26) and what's coming your way next week.

November 27, 2023
Read More
Article

Our Heartfelt Gratitude this Thanksgiving

We wish you happiness, success, and good company this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (November 20-26) and what's coming your way next week.

November 20, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (November 13-19) and what's coming your way next week.

November 13, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (November 6-12) and what's coming your way next week.

November 6, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (October 30-November 5) and what's coming your way next week.

October 30, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (October 23-29) and what's coming your way next week.

October 23, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (October 16-22) and what's coming your way next week.

October 16, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (October 9-15) and what's coming your way next week.

October 9, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (September 25-October 2) and what's coming your way next week.

September 25, 2023
Read More
Interview

Celebrating Hispanic Voice Actors

Celebrating Hispanic Voice Actors for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (September 11-17) and what's coming your way next week.

September 11, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (September 11-24) and what's coming your way next week.

September 11, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (September 5-10) and what's coming your way next week.

September 5, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (August 28-September 3) and what's coming your way next week.

August 28, 2023
Read More
Article

2023 Summer Fast Track Recap

A video recap of 2023 Summer Fast Track

August 23, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (August 21-28) and what's coming your way next week.

August 21, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (August 14-20) and what's coming your way next week.

August 14, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (August 7-13) and what's coming your way next week.

August 7, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (July 31-August 6) and what's coming your way next week.

July 31, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (July 24-30) and what's coming your way next week.

July 24, 2023
Read More
Article

SAG-AFTRA Strike

What does the SAG-AFTRA strike mean for Voice Actors? NAVA shares a helpful resource.

July 19, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (July 17-23) and what's coming your way next week.

July 17, 2023
Read More
Article

Summer Fast Track at Voice One!

Flashback to Summer Fast Track 2022!

July 12, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (July 10-16) and what's coming your way next week.

July 10, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (July 3-9) and what's coming your way next week.

July 3, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (June 26-July 2) and what's coming your way next week.

June 26, 2023
Read More
Article

2023 Emmy Awards: 148 Character VO Actors Nominated

With 148 Character VO Emmy Award nominees, who stands out and why?

June 21, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (June 19-25) and what's coming your way next week.

June 19, 2023
Read More
Article

Has AI Put VO Jobs 'On the Chopping Block'?

Video game voice actors discuss Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Voiceover

June 14, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (June 12-18) and what's coming your way next week.

June 12, 2023
Read More
Article

Kayleigh McKee Interview at Anime Riverside

The story behind why Kayleigh McKee decided to become a voice actor.

June 7, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (June 5-11) and what's coming your way next week.

June 5, 2023
Read More
Article

AI and the Voiceover Industry

How do voice actors protect themselves with the rise of AI?

May 31, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (May 30-June 4) and what's coming your way next week.

May 30, 2023
Read More
Article

The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Over Deep Dive

A deep dive with ZeniMax Online Studio’s VO Lead, Becky Ichnoski about how all of Tamriel’s characters get their voices!

May 24, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (May 22-28) and what's coming your way next week.

May 22, 2023
Read More
Article

Man gives funny voiceovers to animals and it's making the internet crack up

A hilarious social media handle has dedicated itself to narrating animals' inner monologues.

May 17, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (May 15-21) and what's coming your way next week.

May 15, 2023
Read More
Article

Celebrating AAPI Voice Actors!

Celebrating AAPI Voice Actors for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 10, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (May 8-14) and what's coming your way next week.

May 8, 2023
Read More
Article

Finding the Poetry

If ad agencies are thinking about poetry, as voice actors we must also keep this top of mind.

May 3, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (May 1-7) and what's coming your way next week.

May 1, 2023
Read More
Article

Voicing concerns: are big-name actors ruining animated movies?

Pros and cons of celebrity voice acting

April 26, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 24-30) and what's coming your way next week.

April 24, 2023
Read More
Article

Celebrating National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, Sally shares her love of poetry.

April 19, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 17-23) and what's coming your way next week.

April 17, 2023
Read More
Article

World Voice Day 2023

Your Voice Matters! Celebrating World Voice Day 2023

April 12, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 10-16) and what's coming your way next week.

April 10, 2023
Read More
Article

Studio Efficiency by Jim Edgar

Thoughts on Flow and Workflow

April 5, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (April 3-9) and what's coming your way next week.

April 3, 2023
Read More
Classes

Youth Summer VO Program 2023

The Youth VO Program returns this Summer! And it's better than EVER!

March 29, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Mar 27-Apr 2) and what's coming your way next week.

March 27, 2023
Read More
Interview

Voice Actress Sarah Natochenny and the Importance of Ash Ketchum

Sarah Natochenny voiced Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum for 17 years. Q&A.

March 22, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Mar 20-26) and what's coming your way next week.

March 20, 2023
Read More
Article

HBO’s The Last of Us: Voice Actor Cameos You Might've Missed

Warning -- spoilers ahead! Click to read about voice actor cameos in The Last of Us.

March 15, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Mar 13-19) and what's coming your way next week.

March 13, 2023
Read More
Article

Embrace Equity for International Women's Day

Everyone can embrace and actively support equity.

March 8, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Mar 6-12) and what's coming your way next week.

March 6, 2023
Read More
Article

Let Your Passion Give You Confidence

How to harness your confidence.

March 1, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Feb 27 - Mar 5) and what's coming your way next week.

February 27, 2023
Read More
Article

What Power Sounds Like

Samara Bay Wants to Change What Power Sounds Like

February 22, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Feb 20-26) and what's coming your way next week.

February 20, 2023
Read More
Article

2023 Super Bowl Recap

Highlights from the 2023 Super Bowl

February 15, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Feb 13-19) and what's coming your way next week.

February 13, 2023
Read More
Article

2023 Super Bowl Watching Guide

We've created a guide you can use for your Super Bowl watching party!

February 8, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Feb 6-12) and what's coming your way next week.

February 6, 2023
Read More
Article

25 Quotes About Improv

From Robin Williams to Tina Fey, here are 25 reasons why improv will not only make you a better actor, but will change your life!

February 1, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Jan 30-Feb 5) and what's coming your way next week.

January 30, 2023
Read More
Article

Tips for Video Game Voice Actors

Words of wisdom on the video game industry from Voice over veterans.

January 25, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Jan 23-29) and what's coming your way next week.

January 23, 2023
Read More
Article

Instructor Interview: Monday Night Acting at Voice One

Erika sits down with Marvin Greene to discuss the importance of studying the craft, his favorite breakthroughs, and more!

January 18, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Jan 16-22) and what's coming your way next week.

January 16, 2023
Read More
Article

Overcoming Audition Anxiety -- WITH IMPROV!

Guest post: Overcoming audition anxiety with improv!

January 11, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Jan 9-15) and what's coming your way next week.

January 9, 2023
Read More
Article

Simple Steps to Help Achieve Your Voice Over Goals

Get out of your own way and own your year in VO by applying this advice. Here are four simple steps to help you reach your goals!

January 4, 2023
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Jan 2-8) and what's coming your way next week.

January 2, 2023
Read More
Event

Voice One's 2022 Year-In-Review

Here's a look back at the fun we had in 2022

December 29, 2022
Read More
Classes

This week at Voice One

A quick look at what's new, what's here this week (Dec 12-18) and what's coming your way next week.

December 12, 2022
Read More