Foundation Musical Theatre (Part-Time)

Validated by Mountview

Foundation Musical Theatre (Part-Time)
Validated by Mountview

Two Terms (Part-Time)

Mountview’s part time Foundation in Musical Theatre covers the core elements of triple threat training: acting, singing and dance.

With classes taking place three evenings per week students are able to work alongside their studies to support themselves financially. This ability to work combined with competitive course fees makes this one of the most accessible Musical Theatre Foundation courses in the UK.

The course promises a rigorous introduction to the performance skills required in the musical theatre discipline. The training is equally focussed on acting, singing and dance with a balance of 40% skil ls, 35% audition preparation and 25% performance-based work.

Demands on the students are high and the course will develop core technique and creativity and prepare students for further training and auditions.

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

The course is taught from September to April, with 9 hours each week over three evenings.

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, improvisation
  • Singing: ensemble, musicality
  • Dance: ballet, jazz

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

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

  • Classical monologue
  • Contemporary monologue
  • Acting through song
  • Dance routine

Performance

  • Final show

Fees

  • Audition Fee
  • £20 first round, £25 second round
  • 2021/22 UK/Republic of Ireland Students Course Fee
  • £3,185
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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 course at Mountview has been fantastic preparation for working in the industry

Simbi Akande - Mountview Alumna (Fiddler on the Roof, Company)

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