FOUNDATION in Acting for Stage and Screen Performance (Full Time)

Validated by Mountview

FOUNDATION in Acting for Stage and Screen Performance (Full Time)
Validated by Mountview

One year (full-time)

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed and will open for 2019/20 in Autumn 2018

Mountview’s full-time Foundation-level training focuses on three key areas of artistic development: creativity, technique and readiness.

It is the equal focus on these three pillars that allows students to find and develop their own artistic identity and process.

Our Foundation in Acting is led by the same full-time training team as our BA (Hons) course and is designed to prepare students to become self-led creative artists as well as to develop the skills needed to embark on further vocational acting training.

Students receive 30 to 35 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms. The training includes a focused audition module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

The course is made up of 55% skills training, including TV, film and radio, and 45% project and performance-based work.

This course delivers a balance of preparing for future drama school auditions and preparing or a life-long career. It is not just about how to deliver a two-minute monologue – it is about unlocking creative impulse and developing performance technique.

Course Content

2018/19 Term Dates
Autumn
term 21st September – 21st December 2018
Spring term
14th January – 12th April 2019

2019/20 Term Dates
30 weeks’ training over two terms
Autumn term September – December
Spring term January – April

Skills

  • Acting
  • TV, film & radio
  • Improvisation
  • Actor & text
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Singing
  • Dance

Performance

• Truth & connection
• Physicality
• Voice
• Shakespeare
• Audition preparation

2018/19 Term Dates
Autumn
term 21st September – 21st December 2018
Spring term
14th January – 12th April 2019

2019/20 Term Dates
30 weeks’ training over two terms
Autumn term September – December
Spring term January – April

 

Skills

  • Acting
  • TV, film & radio
  • Improvisation
  • Actor & Text
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Verbatim Theatre
  • Classical & Contemporary monologues

Performance

• Research & development
• Audition preparation
• Final show

Fees

  • Audition Fee
  • £45.00
  • 2019/20 UK/EU Students Course Fees
  • £8160
  • Additional Costs (e.g. equipment)
  • £180

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.

One of the most beloved of our national drama schools, Mountview's commitment to diversity has made it vital to the future not just of British theatre, but film and TV industries.

Stephen Daldry - Director (The Crown, The Inheritance)

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.

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

2019 Prospectus