Our Education Role

In 1992 Mountview became the first organisation in Europe to provide a vocational three-year training in musical theatre. We remain one of the world’s leading musical theatre trainers and over 70% of long-running West End musicals feature Mountview alumni.  

In 1997 our three-year degree-level programmes were validated by University of East Anglia. We remain the University’s longest-standing partner organisations. 

Alongside our degree programmes, Mountview offers three-year Diplomas in Professional Acting and Musical Theatre accredited by Trinity College London. Trinity students can access means-tested Dance and Drama Award grants. 

We prepare prospective students for future undergraduate study with a range of one-year, full- and part-time Foundation in Acting and Musical Theatre courses. 

Each year Mountview awards Honorary Doctorates to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to their field. Recent recipients have included: 

2021 Dame Vikki Heywood 2020 Kwame Kwei-Armah
2019 Amanda Holden
2018 Eddie Marsan
2017 Noma Dumezweni
2016 Michael Pennington
2015 Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly
2014 Roy Williams
2013 Howard Goodall
2012 Elaine Paige

Higher Education credentials  

We are registered with the Office for Students as an ‘Approved Provider’.

In 2020-21, we had a 98% retention rate across all courses and a 99% retention rate across our BA and MA Performance courses.

We are an Affiliate Member of AdvanceHE, member of the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS) and of the Alliance of Musical Theatre Conservatoires (AMTC).

In 2021, 38% of all undergraduate students received a 1st class degree, 61% received a 2:1 and 40% of all postgraduate students received a Distinction in their MA.

All UEA-validated courses are reviewed by External Examiners and in 2021, Dr Kate Craddock (MA Creative Producing External Examiner) said “The work produced […] is often of a professional standard, moving beyond the realms of what is appropriate and comparable to other UK HEIs, but rather, what is comparable to the professional sector.”

Further Education credentials

Mountview last inspection by Ofsted was graded ‘Outstanding’. In 2020 we were re-accredited by Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT).