BA (Hons) Performance - Musical Theatre / Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre
Validated by University of East Anglia / Validated by Trinity College London
Three years (full-time)
Over 25 years ago Mountview created the UK’s first specialist three-year musical theatre course and our alumni continue to dominate the industry.
There is a strictly limited number of places available each year and you’ll receive over 30 hours’ contact teaching time – including one-to-one singing lessons – each week.
The course develops technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances and is split 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 apply your skills in collaboration classes which include peer integration and team teaching to enhance your creativity and help you to make connections between subjects. Students engage with a range of classic and contemporary plays and musicals from across the globe for example Orphans by Dennis Kelly, Rabbit by Nina Raine, Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein, After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald, Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. You will also explore a range of dance styles such as Hip Hop, Latin American, Blues and Folk.
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 and you’ll present a range of productions in Mountview’s theatres and an industry showcase as well as create a singing voice reel and film showreel.
Audiences include agents, casting directors and other industry figures as well as the general public.