Validated by Mountview

Validated by Mountview

One year (Part-time)

This part-time evening Foundation course delivers the core elements of skills training while developing creativity and artistic identity.

Not all people are in a position to commit to full-time training. With classes taking place three evenings per week this course enables students to study alongside their work. This structure, combined with competitive course fees, is one of the most accessible Foundation courses in the UK.

You will receive 9 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms. The course is taught from September to April over three evenings each week.

Skills classes focus on the core discipline areas of acting, voice and movement and the course is a balance of 45% skills training, 30% audition preparation and 25% performance based work.

While the course is part time in its delivery its content, intensity and the demands on the student mirror its full-time counterpart. Students develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

Course Content

Teaching days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with classes from 7pm-10pm.

2020/21 TERM DATES
Autumn term 4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 9 April 2021


  • Acting
  • Actor & text
  • Improvisation
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Audition preparation

Teaching days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with classes from 7pm-10pm.

2020/21 TERM DATES
Autumn term 4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 9 April 2021



  • Improvisation
  • Classical monologue
  • Contemporary monologue


  • Final show


  • Audition Fee
  • £45/£35 (Early bird rate)
  • 2020/21 UK/EU Students Course Fee
  • £2,735
  • Additional Costs (e.g. equipment)
  • £180 approx.
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Applicants must be from the UK/EU as this course cannot support international visa applications.

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.

Mountview not only gave me invaluable lessons to improve my craft, they also helped me prepare for life. The support of the staff moulded me from a boy into a man.

Asan N'Jie - Mountview Alumnus (Ready Player One, Mount Pleasant)

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, gender, sexual orientation, 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.

Find out more about auditions and what you need to prepare.

2020 Prospectus