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Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools.

We offer professional vocational training at Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in performance and production arts.

The hands-on, intensive coaching at Mountview nurtures thought, Read More energy and commitment. It provides the tools needed to succeed in a competitive industry. The results speak for themselves: we received an overall satisfaction score of 94% in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) and 95% of students work professionally within one year of graduation.

Alongside our full-time training we offer evening, weekend and holiday classes for all – irrespective of age, background or experience. As well as dance, movement and wellbeing activities we offer classes in creative arts such as stand-up comedy and film making. Southwark residents receive discounted places through the Southwark Presents scheme. Read Less

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Qualification Level: Foundation

MOUNTVIEW’S PART TIME FOUNDATION IN MUSICAL THEATRE COVERS THE CORE ELEMENTS OF TRIPLE THREAT TRAINING: ACTING, SINGING AND DANCE.
With classes taking place three evenings per week students are able to work alongside their studies to support themselves financially. This ability to work combined with competitive course fees makes this one of the most accessible Musical Theatre Foundation courses in the UK.

The course promises a rigorous introduction to the performance skills required in the musical theatre discipline. The training is equally focused on acting, singing and dance with a balance of 40% skills, 35% audition preparation and 25% performance-based work.

Demands on the students are high and the course will develop core technique and creativity and prepare students for further training and auditions.

The training includes a focused audition preparation module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

The course is taught from September to April, with 9 hours each week across three evenings.

Course Duration: One year (part time)

Course Fee: £ 3060.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation

FOUNDATION MUSICAL THEATRE (FULL TIME)
VALIDATED BY MOUNTVIEW

ONE YEAR (FULL-TIME)
Mountview’s Foundation training in musical theatre finely balances core technique training across acting, singing and dance while developing creativity and artistic identity.

Led by the same training team as our BA (Hons) course, the full-time Foundation is focused equally across the triple-threat disciplines.

The course is all about helping you find your creative voice and developing the technique needed to progress onto further vocational training.

There are 32 places available each year. You will receive 30 to 36 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms.

The training includes a focused audition preparation module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions. This ensures the course delivers a balance between audition preparation and preparing for a life-long career. It is not just about a single discipline, it is laying the rigorous foundations of the triple-threat performer.

The course is made up of 60% skills training and 40% project-based work.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 10150.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation

FOUNDATION IN ACTING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN PERFORMANCE (FULL TIME)
VALIDATED BY MOUNTVIEW
ONE YEAR (FULL-TIME)

Mountview’s full-time Foundation-level training focuses on three key areas of artistic development: creativity, technique and readiness.

It is the equal focus on these three pillars that allows students to find and develop their own artistic identity and process.

Our Foundation in Acting is led by the same full-time training team as our BA (Hons) course and is designed to prepare students to become self-led creative artists as well as to develop the skills needed to embark on further vocational acting training.

Students receive 30 to 35 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms. The training includes a focused audition module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

The course is made up of 55% skills training, including TV, film and radio, and 45% project and performance-based work.

This course delivers a balance of preparing for future drama school auditions and preparing or a life-long career. It is not just about how to deliver a two-minute monologue – it is about unlocking creative impulse and developing performance technique.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 8160.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation

FOUNDATION ACTING (PART TIME)
VALIDATED BY MOUNTVIEW
ONE YEAR (PART-TIME)

This part-time evening Foundation course delivers the core elements of skills training while developing creativity and artistic identity.

Not all people are in a position to commit to full-time training. With classes taking place three evenings per week this course enables students to study alongside their work. This structure, combined with competitive course fees, is one of the most accessible Foundation courses in the UK.

You will receive 9 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms. The course is taught from September to April over three evenings each week.

Skills classes focus on the core discipline areas of acting, voice and movement and the course is a balance of 45% skills training, 30% audition preparation and 25% performance based work.

While the course is part time in its delivery its content, intensity and the demands on the student mirror its full-time counterpart. Students develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

Course Duration: One year (part time)

Course Fee: £ 2680.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Diploma

DIPLOMA IN THEATRE PRODUCTION ARTS
FULL-TIME. VALIDATED BY MOUNTVIEW
1 YEAR

Mountview’s diploma provides experienced students with the opportunity to develop theoretical, practical, creative and critical thinking skills. You will experience the challenge of a fast-paced production environment working on a broad range of projects in venues across London.

The diploma is a one-year full-time course and is ideal for students who wish to develop their experience and skills in management, theatre production arts or technical theatre through practical work in professional theatre environments.

Students opt to specialise in their preferred area of production arts:
• Stage management
• Lighting
• Sound

Throughout the course you develop their individual processes as a practitioner through a mix of collaborative and independent work with regular appraisals to examine learning methods and set objectives.

You will undertake significant self-directed study and experience a range of performance environments working on Mountview productions and on professional placements. This provides excellent opportunities to gain important industry contacts and develop personal networks, both of which are key to your career progression.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 6760.00 For Year

Qualification Level: MA (Masters) Degree

MA THEATRE FOR COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION
VALIDATED BY UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
TWO YEARS (PART-TIME)
Entry from September 2020.

Mountview’s MA in Theatre for Community and Education is a creative and challenging ensemble experience in the transformational power of theatre and theatre making.

In a society where access to the arts is at risk of being marginalised, this course develops the next generation of interdisciplinary theatre practitioners who will lead the way in providing meaningful arts experiences for all.

The course is aimed at practitioners interested in the potential of theatre arts to address social, political and educational issues in a broad range of settings.

It is a professional training, vocational experience and an education. It welcomes those practicing in youth, community and/or education settings, including actors and performers looking to develop and diversify their career.

Working in a maximum cohort of 12 you will explore some of theatres’ most powerful ideas and practices. Learning and teaching involves thinking, making and doing through workshops, lectures, seminars and independent practice.

Throughout the course you will learn and develop skills in teaching, leading and facilitating creatively and imaginatively.

Teaching takes place one day a week with one long study weekend per term.

Assessments are varied and include essays, research talks, funding applications, education packs, presentations, case studies, performance and dissertation.

The dissertation project is defined by your area of interest and can be practice-based or written and can involve placements within arts organisations.

Course Duration: Two years (part time)

Course Fee: £ 10355.00 Full course fee

Awarding Bodies
University of East Anglia
Trinity College London
CDMT
FDS - Federation of Drama Schools