Validated by the University of East Anglia
This course provides an intensive three-term, 45-week programme of vocationally-driven study and practise. The postgraduate acting course ensures that each individual student is nurtured, encouraged and advanced through rigorous personal and professional development.
Delivered by actors, directors and other key industry professionals, this course provides practical techniques and skills which enable innate acting ability to flourish. Study is carried out through direct engagement in practical work. As a one-year course there is much ground to cover and students must be prepared for hard work.
Classes focus on key skills:
Acting | Acting for Camera | Approach to Text | Dance | Improvisation | Movement | Radio Technique | Sight Reading | Singing | Stage Combat | Voice
Performance projects include two contemporary plays and Shakespeare.
Students take part in TV and film workshops, work on audition technique, hone their CVs with Mountview’s industry liaison team and create a showreel. They also rehearse and perform a fully-staged public production and present a professional showcase attended by agents, casting directors and other prominent industry professionals.
Assessments take place throughout the course and following each performance project. These assessments are central to the development and individual journey of each student, examining work and progress to date and advising on the focus for the next steps of the apprentice actor's journey.
Students wishing to gain an MA qualification will undertake lectures and weekly dissertation seminars alongside their other studies.
MA candidates submit a creative project which demonstrates an analytical, critical and practical exploration of performance practice. This is supported by the submission of a script related to the presentation, project map and critical evaluation along with a final interview.
The MA option can be applied for before the course starts or may be taken up on arrival on the diploma programme. MA candidates without a recognised degree qualification (2:2 or above) are required to undertake an access assignment before being considered.