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Two terms (Part-time)

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

Not everyone is 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.

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

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.

Applications for 2022 will open on 1 October 2021.

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

2021/22 TERM DATES
Autumn term 8 September – 17 December 2021
Spring term
11 January – 14 April 2022


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

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

2021/22 TERM DATES
Autumn term 8 September – 17 December 2021
Spring term
11 January – 14 April 2022


  • Improvisation
  • Classical monologues
  • Contemporary monologues
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Audition Fee£25 first round, £20 second round
2022/23 UK/Republic of Ireland Students Course Fee£2,845

Applicants must be from the UK/Republic of Ireland 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.

Additional costs include grey palette active wear for workshops and dance shoes – allow around £180.

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.

First round auditions will take place online. Candidates will need to submit a film of them performing their selected materials. For detailed information on what you need to prepare for auditions and for audition dates visit:

Auditions and Interviews

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)

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