Validated by Mountview

Validated by Mountview

One year (Part-time)

This part-time evening Foundation course develops participants’ creativity and introduces essential performance techniques and styles in preparation for full-time professional training.

Classes take place three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and focus on the main discipline areas of acting, voice and movement. As well as providing participants with a solid foundation of skills the course encourages them to become self-led, imaginative actors.

Training also includes an audition preparation module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

The course covers a broad range of training techniques and performance styles to create versatile and adaptable actors who have a strong sense of individuality and identity.

Course Content

Skills-based classes and performance work throughout the training will include:

  • Improvisation 
  • Character
  • Classical & Modern Text
  • Voice 
  • Actors’ Movement
  • Devised Performance
  • Creative Practice
  • Audition Preparation


  • Audition Fee
  • £45.00
  • Course Fee
  • £2,625
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This is a non-accredited course which does not attract government funding. All students offered places on the foundation course are required to fund both the annual fee and all living costs privately.

Entry requirements

Admission onto the course is by audition. 

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the 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

Foundation Acting auditions at Mountview take place as part of a day of workshops with movement and improvisation sessions. There are opportunities to meet current students to find out about life at Mountview and learn about student funding.

For detailed information on what you need to prepare for auditions and for audition dates visit:

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2018 Prospectus