Foundation Musical Theatre (Part Time)

Validated by Mountview

Foundation Musical Theatre (Part Time)
Validated by Mountview

One Year (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

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

2020/21 TERM DATES
Autumn term 4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 9 April 2021



  • 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 4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 9 April 2021


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


  • Final show


  • Audition Fee
  • £45/£35 (Early bird rate)
  • 2020/21 UK/EU Students Course Fee
  • £3,120
  • Additional Costs (e.g. equipment)
  • £250 approx.
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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 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

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.

Find out more about auditions and what to prepare.

2020 Prospectus