BA (Hons) Performance - Musical Theatre / Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre
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.
Over 25 years ago Mountview created the UK’s first specialist three-year musical theatre course and our graduates continue to dominate the industry.
There are a maximum of 38 places available each year and you’ll receive 36 hours’ contact teaching time – including one-to-one singing classes – each week.
The course develops technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances and is split equally between the three essential musical theatre skills: acting, singing and dance.
Study takes place over three 12-week terms a year.
The first half of each term is devoted to skills classes whilst in the second half of each term you’ll work on in-house performance projects.
In the second year you’ll 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 and you’ll 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. Students with a USA work visa also have the option of a New York showcase (flights and accommodation costs apply).
If you secure professional work in the 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.
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, devising, audition technique and the third year professional showcase.
You have the opportunity to undertake the Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre (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.