MA PERFORMANCE – MUSICAL THEATRE
Validated by University of East Anglia
One year (full-time
Mountview is recognised as one of the best places in the world to train for a career in musical theatre.
Our MA is aimed at students with a previous degree (in any subject) and some experience in musical performance. There are only 32 places available each year and students receive over 36 hours’ contact teaching time each week in classes of 16 or fewer.
The MA develops technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances and is split equally between the three essential musical theatre skills: singing, dancing and acting. You will receive one-to-one singing classes each week.
Over the first two terms you will take skills classes. These are complemented by performance projects including contemporary and classic book musicals.
In the final term, you’ll present a fully-staged public production and professional showcase attended by agents, casting directors and other prominent industry professionals. American students have the option of a showcase in New York (flights and accommodation costs apply).
Across the year you will prepare for your MA on a performance-related subject of their choice through lectures and tutorials. This is presented as a creative project, backed up with a written project map.
In your third term you will also work closely with Mountview’s Industry Liaison to understand and prepare for life as a working actor.
Assessment is based on work throughout the course. If you wish to complete the MA you’ll prepare for a creative project through a series of seminars. The MA module is not compulsory and if you don’t wish to take it you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.