Foundation Musical Theatre (Full-Time)

Validated by Mountview


Foundation Musical Theatre (Full-Time)
Validated by Mountview


One year (full-time)

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

Led by the same full-time training team as our BA (Hons) course, the full-time Foundation in Musical Theatre is focused equally on the triple threat disciplines of acting, singing and dance.

The course is all about helping you find your own creative voice and developing the technique needed to progress onto further vocational training.

The training includes a focused audition preparation module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions.

The course is made up of 60% skills training and 40% project-based work.

Course Content

2020/21 TERM DATES
Autumn term 15 October – 18 December 2020
Spring term
4 January – 12 February 2021
Summer term
22 February – 23 April 2021

NB There is no teaching on the Easter Weekend (2-5 April) or May Bank Holidays

2021/22 TERM DATES
Autumn term TBC
Spring term
TBC
Summer term
TBC

Skills

  • Acting
  • Actor & text
  • Creative practice
  • Dance: jazz & ballet
  • Singing: ensemble, repertoire, technique & musicality
  • Individual singing lessons
  • Voice

Performance

  • Truth & connection
  • Classic book musical
  • Contemporary musical

2020/21 TERM DATES
Autumn term 15 October – 18 December 2020
Spring term
4 January – 12 February 2021
Summer term
22 February – 23 April 2021

NB There is no teaching on the Easter Weekend (2-5 April) or May Bank Holidays

2021/22 TERM DATES
Autumn term TBC
Spring term
TBC
Summer term
TBC

Skills

  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Monologue
  • Dance: jazz & ballet
  • Singing: ensemble, repertoire, technique & musicality
  • Individual singing lessons
  • Voice

Performance

  • Audition preparation
  • Research & development
  • Final show

Fees

  • Audition Fee
  • £20 first round, £25 second round
  • 2021/22 UK /Republic of Ireland Students Course Fees
  • £10,565
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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 privately.

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

The foundation in musical theatre was one of the best years of my life – full of fantastic opportunities and the chance to experiment and prepare for the challenges ahead. There was never a dull day and my mind was constantly blown away by information and discoveries!

Heather Porte - Mountview Alumna

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

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
2021 Prospectus