Validated by University of East Anglia

Validated by University of East Anglia

3 year full course only

Mountview has been training stage managers for over 40 years. Our vocational, hands-on course has seen graduates go on to be Deputy Stage Manager for New Adventures/Matthew Bourne, Senior Stage Manager at the London Olympics and Assistant Stage Manager on Matilda The Musical.

We offer three training levels: a two-year Foundation Degree (FdA) which provides a fast-track training and a three-year BA (Hons) with greater experience and the possibility of design roles. For students with previous experience who are looking to formalize their skills and develop industry contacts Mountview also offers a one-year Diploma.

There are only twelve places available across the FdA and BA (Hons) courses and two on the Diploma.

Our practical training runs over 30 hours per week, 36 weeks per year. It begins with workshops covering core skills in all areas of production arts with training from experienced industry professionals. Students then move quickly on to practical show roles in stage management. Mountview produces around 26 plays and musicals in theatres across London, the UK and internationally each year giving lighting students a vast array of learning experiences.

Watch Mountview’s online Theatre Production Arts Q&A with Head of Stage Management Helen Barratt here.

Read an interview with one of our Stage Management students here.


Additional costs include: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/essential tool kit/drawing materials/ travel costs – allow around £200-250 per year.

The Peter Coxhead Bursary is available for FdA and BA (Hons) students in Theatre Production Arts and provides two students a bursary of £3250 per year towards course fees for three years. This bursary is based on financial need.

Mountview works with all students to discuss funding options.

EU citizens commencing training at Mountview in September 2020 will continue to pay the same fee as UK citizens for the duration of their course.

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Entry requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course. Mountview recognises that talent cannot always be measured by conventional academic achievement and welcomes applications from people without standard entry qualifications. However, one of the following is desirable:

• Five GCSE passes, including two at A-Level
• Four SCE Higher Grade passes
• BTEC National or Higher National Certificate or Diploma with merit grades
• Foundation course

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

Audition Information

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Candidates visit Mountview for a half-day of workshop experiences and a chance to see the campus. As part of this there is a short interview at which they can talk about their production arts experience.</span></p>

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2021 Prospectus