The last decade has seen tremendous innovation and creativity across the domains of live and recorded entertainment. The explosion in large scale, mass audience vehicles spanning everything from music to comedy has created a new skills demand to complement those traditionally found in theatre and 'housed' performance courses.
Creative collaboration across the specialisms of lighting, sound, and digital scenography are opening up new career opportunities for multi-skilled technicians to enter a new, emerging world of incredible opportunity. Mountview's Lighting Sound and Digital Production students will be at the forefront of this new landscape by undertaking a course of study that features industry standard skills supported by professional tutors, freelancers and guest lecturers who represent the best in contemporary practice.
Mountview offers a hands-on approach to training that sees students engage across the core disciplines within sound, lighting and areas of digital presentation and manipulation in both class and studio work. With a large output of public performances students will quickly find themselves experiencing a range of leading-edge lighting desks, sound consoles, automated lighting fixtures and media servers leading up to taking major areas of responsibility in their year two show roles.
There is much to learn in a busy first year of study and students can expect to explore the basic work underpinning safe and expert practice in the field, from rigging at height to gaining a knowledge of equipment and components that make up the lighting and sound response for a range of performance genres, be they musical theatre, plays, or devised and non-traditional production. Students will quickly gain a practical appreciation of the power and control required to implement performance design and explore the theory and process that forms it.
Mountview's public performances are presented in a variety of venues across London, meaning students are always offered the challenge presented by a range of logistics, allowing them to be the flexible, organised technicians that thrive on the opportunity to do something new, somewhere different.
Mountview's previous graduates in the field are represented all over the UK and abroad, in West End and commercial theatre, in holiday and themed entertainment sectors, in event and corporate presentation, on cruise ships and in arena presented performance, touring theatre, dance, opera and almost every other area of this dynamic industry.