MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER SEMESTER

MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER SEMESTER

Six Weeks: 24 June to 2 August

This summer, spend six weeks immersing yourself in acting, singing and dance in the heart of London.

Mountview is one of the world’s best schools for musical theatre training. Over the past 30 years we have filled the West End and Broadway with some of the finest in triple-threat talent including Hollywood actor Josh Dallas, Olivier Award-winners Giles Terera and Rebecca Trehearn and Evening Standard Award-winner Tyrone Huntley.

The Musical Theatre Summer Semester is your opportunity to follow in their footsteps. This is an intensive drama school experience guaranteed to build your skills and cement your passion for Musical Theatre.

You will receive over 30 hours of training a week, Monday to Friday, for six weeks.

How to Apply

Download the application form and email it to shortcourses@mountview.org.uk. We recommend early application to avoid disappointment as numbers are strictly limited.

 

 

Course Content

Character

A weekly session exploring a range of approaches to character development

Text

Utilising a variety of source material this weekly class will investigate the relationship between actor and text

Improvisation

This three-hour weekly class teaches you to sustain focus and inhabit character

Ensemble

Two sessions per week working on a range of material for choral ensemble singing. Sessions will focus on harmony, blend and dynamics as well as developing score reading and sight-reading skills

Repertoire

One class per week building audition repertoire and increasing awareness of different musical theatre genres

1-2-1 Techincal Tutorial

One solo singing tutorial per week will develop individual technique, sound production and vocal health

Vocal Gym

A gym-style approach to increasing vocal dexterity and muscularity

Acting Through Song

Working in groups of eight with a Director and Musical Director on how to prepare and deliver audition songs

Ballet

Utilising barre and floor work, these two classes a week will focus on posture, strength, flexibility and fluidity of movement

Jazz (technique)

A weekly session developing core strength, cardio-fitness and a technical dance facility

Jazz (routine)

Working on a different routine each week these sessions will increase speed in picking up choreographic routines and develop an acting led approach to expression through dance

One day each week working with a full creative team. This project will focus on a professional rehearsal process, explore a range of musical theatre material and provide the opportunity to put skills, technique and artistry into practice.

The course includes four West End trips to critically acclaimed shows all chosen to complement the training.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • £3250

The fee for the course is £3250. Once you are selected, a non-returnable deposit of £250 is required to secure your place. You may then arrange to pay the remaining fee in instalments of £1000 or £2000 on a schedule to be determined with our team. The whole fee must be secured no less than one month before the course begins.

Accommodation

We do not have our own student accommodation at Mountview, but we will be able to make a limited amount of accommodation available upon request, and for an additional cost. Accommodation is assigned on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course and must be fluent in English. We require a level of English that is approx. IELTS 6.0. It is not mandatory to have taken English language tests prior to attending this course; we recommend that for non-English speakers if you have not completed Level 6 IELTS that you must have the equivalent English language experience.

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.

International Students

If you are not from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to obtain a Student Visitor Visa prior to entry to the UK if you are a visa national or upon entry to the UK if you are a non-visa national. It is each student’s responsibility to have the right documentation for study.

Please note that you cannot enter the UK on a Visitor’s Visa if your intention is to study on this course. If you do not have a valid visa, you will not be allowed to study.

Please note that your need to bring your passport on the first day of your course.

2019 Prospectus