BA (Hons) PERFORMANCE - ACTING / Diploma in Professional Acting
Validated by University of East Anglia / Validated by Trinity College London
Three years (full-time)
Mountview’s vocational actor training will thoroughly prepare you for a career in theatre, TV, film and recorded arts.
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 limited places available each year and students are taught in small groups. You’ll receive 30 hours of contact teaching time each week during the first two years of training.
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 a range of performance projects encompassing British, American and world writers. Students engage with a range of classic and contemporary texts from across the globe for example Off the Endz by Bola Agbaje, Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, After Mrs Rochester by Polly Teale, Bees and Honey by Guadalís Del Carmen, Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, Wasted by Kae Tempest, Born Bad by debbie tucker green and A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller.
In the second year you also apply your skills in collaboration classes which included peer integration and team teaching to enhance your creativity and help to make connections between subjects. Additionally, there is time given to tailored ‘surgeries’ to focus on detail and help you to develop your independence and confidence in your practice. You’ll also work closely with Mountview’s Industry Liaison Manager 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 Mountview’s theatres and an industry 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.