2023/24 TERM DATES
Autumn term 4 September – 15 December 2023
Spring term 2 January – 28 March 2024
CertHE - Acting
Subject to validation by the University of East Anglia
Two Terms (Full-Time)
We are excited to launch our new full-time Certificate in Higher Education Acting course, which is awaiting validation by University of East Anglia ahead of its launch in September 2024. This course provides students with an artistically safe and supportive environment to develop their creative instincts while also preparing them for future training and career opportunities within the performing arts
The course is framed by a focus on discovery. Students will be trained to develop their own personal skill strengths, cultivate independent growth, expand their artistic vocabulary and grow as creative artists.
Students will also gain an understanding of different vocational routes and will be given career tutorials to explore their next steps, alongside focussed audition preparation and 1:1 coaching on auditions.
A CertHE course is a great option for students from a wide range of backgrounds, whether you want to develop your skills before progressing to a three-year training option or as a standalone course before entering the industry directly.
The CertHE Acting course runs at Mountview, in South London.
Graduates of the programme have gone onto secure places at Mountview, RADA, Guildhall, LAMDA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban, Rose Bruford and GSA, as well as going directly to work in the industry.
Course Content and Delivery
Spanning over two terms of study, the CertHE course offers a fast-paced, vocational training environment.
Throughout the course students will investigate and develop their existing practical skills in Acting, as well as having the opportunity to work in a rehearsal setting and ultimately present a shared performance.
Students will develop acting, movement and associated skills and the training will also include:
- Audition preparation
- 1:1 coaching in auditions
- Career tutorials
- Theatre trips
- Workshops and assignments
Students will have two opportunities to work in a rehearsal setting, each culminating in a shared performance piece.
This course will run subject validation 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 validation will take place in May 2024 and is expected to be confirmed by August 2024.
|2024/25 UK/Republic of Ireland Students Course Fees||£9,275|
|2024/25 International Students Course Fee||£13,055|
|Additional Costs (e.g. grey palette active and research materials)||£180|
Limited audition fee waivers and reductions are available for candidates with a household income of less than £21,000.
Additional costs include grey palette active wear for workshops and dance shoes – allow around £180.
There are a number of student scholarships available.
Admission onto the course is by audition.
Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course.
If an applicant requires a student visa and their first language is not English, they will need to prove their knowledge of the English language before applying for their student visa. This must be demonstrated by passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider or having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English, gained through study at a UK school that they began when they were under 18.
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, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.
First round auditions will take place online. Candidates will need to submit a film of them performing their selected material as outlined below. Details of how to submit the application, along with tips and filming advice will be sent upon application.
Successful candidates will be invited for an in-person recall.
Find out more about auditions and what you need to prepare.
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