Foundation Musical Theatre (Full Time)

Validated by Mountview

Foundation Musical Theatre (Full Time)
Validated by Mountview

One year (full-time)

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

Led by the same training team as our BA (Hons) course, the full-time Foundation is focused equally across the triple-threat disciplines.

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

There are 32 places available each year. You will receive 30 to 36 hours of contact teaching each week over two terms.

The training includes a focused audition preparation module allowing students to develop technique and repertoire for future drama school auditions. This ensures the course delivers a balance between audition preparation and preparing for a life-long career. It is not just about a single discipline, it is laying the rigorous foundations of the triple-threat performer.

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

Course Content

2019/20 Term Dates
Autumn term 
1 September – 6 December 2019
Spring term 
6 January – 9 April 2020


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


• Truth & connection
• Classic book musical
• Contemporary musical
• Audition preparation

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

2019/20 Term Dates
Autumn term 
1 September – 6 December 2019
Spring term 
6 January – 9 April 2020


• Acting
• Improvisation
• Classical & contemporary monologues
• Dance: Jazz & ballet
• Singing: ensemble, acting through song, technique
• Acting through song, technique & musicality
• Individual singing lessons
• Voice
• Movement


• Research & development
• Final show


  • Audition Fee
  • £45.00
  • 2019/20 UK/EU Students
  • £10, 150
  • Additional costs (e.g. equipment)
  • £250
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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 privately.

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 - Former Foundation in Musical Theatre student, currently completing a BA (Hons) in Peformance (Musical Theatre)

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 auditions at Mountview take place over a full day with acting, singing and dance sessions. There are opportunities to meet current students to find out about life at Mountview and learn about student funding.

Candidates will also take part in a dance class which will include a warm up, stretches and corner exercises. Following this they will be taught a short routine to be performed to the audition panel.

For detailed information on what you need to prepare for auditions and for audition dates visit:

Auditions and Interviews
2020 Prospectus