BA (Hons) PERFORMANCE - ACTING / Diploma in Professional Acting
Validated by University of East Anglia
Three years (full-time)
Applications for 2019 are now closed and will re-open for 2020 in the Autumn.
Mountview’s vocational actor training thoroughly prepares students for a career in theatre, TV, radio and film.
The course develops technical skills through workshops and performances. Classes are designed to inspire imaginative engagement and develop practical experience. They are places where you can take risks, expand your range and develop your strengths.
There are only 34 places available each year. Taught in groups of up to 17, you’ll receive 36 hours of contact teaching time each week.
Study takes place over three 12-week terms per year.
The first half of each term is devoted to skills classes whilst in the second half you work on performance projects encompassing British, American and world writers.
In your second year you also work closely with Mountview’s Industry Liaison to understand and prepare for life as a working actor.
The focus of the third year is film and public performance. You’ll work with professional directors to present a range of productions in venues across London and a West End showcase as well as creating a voice and film showreel. Audiences include agents, casting directors and other industry figures as well as the general public. If you have a USA work visa you also have the option of a New York showcase (flights and accommodation costs apply).
All modules are compulsory. You are required to write a ‘Reflection on Acting Practice’ during each year of the course which supports your ability to interrogate and reflect upon your learning. There are also supporting classes that are unassessed elements of the training including: Alexander Technique, audition technique and the third year professional showcase.
If you secure professional work in your final year you may, subject to approval, be assessed on this in place of one of the public productions and still receive a degree/Trinity Diploma.
You have the opportunity to undertake the Diploma in Profession Acting (validated by Trinity College London) whilst following the degree training.
This course will run subject to re-approval by the University of East Anglia (UEA). This means the course is currently going through UEA’s process to confirm the course will lead to a UEA award. Course re-approval will take place in June 2019 and is expected to be confirmed by July/August 2019.