Foundation Musical Theatre (Full-time) – Manchester


Mountview’s Foundation training in Musical Theatre finely balances core technique across acting, singing and dance, while developing creativity and artistic identity.

The full-time Foundation in Musical Theatre is focused equally on the disciplines of acting, singing and dance. It is all about helping you discover your own creative resources, and developing the technique needed to progress onto further vocational training.

New for September 2022, Mountview’s Manchester-based Foundation Course in Musical Theatre will take place at Z Arts in Manchester, a much loved arts centre with a range of resident companies, activities for young people and performances. This is an exciting new venue for Mountview’s world-class Musical Theatre training and a great opportunity for those interested in exploring drama school training in the north.

You will receive 30 to 36 hours of teaching each week over two terms. The training includes focused audition preparation, allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions. The course offers 60% skills classes and 40% project-based work.

2023/23 TERM DATES
Autumn term 6 September – 16 December 2022
Spring term 3 January – 6 April 2023


  • Acting & text work
  • Tutorials & audition prep
  • Dance: jazz & ballet
  • Singing: ensemble, repertoire, & acting through song
  • Individual singing technique
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Creative workshops


  • Connection
  • Book musicals

2023/23 TERM DATES
Autumn term 6 September – 16 December 2022
Spring term 3 January – 6 April 2023


  • Warm up sessions
  • Acting & Improvisation
  • Monologues
  • Dance: jazz & ballet
  • Singing: ensemble & singing technique
  • Individual singing technique
  • Voice
  • Audition technique

Performance Project Week

  • Audition preparation
  • Research & development
  • Final show


Audition FeeThere is no audition fee for the 2022/2023 academic year
2022/23 UK /Republic of Ireland Students Course Fees£8,995

Applicants must be from the UK/Republic of Ireland as this course cannot support international visa applications.

This is a non-accredited course and 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.

Additional costs include grey palette active wear for workshops, dance shoes and dancewear – allow around £250.

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

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, visit Auditions and Interviews.

2022 Prospectus