The Triple-Threat Summer Experience - Musical Theatre

SIX WEEKS
Monday 27 June - Friday 5 August 2022

Are you ready for the ultimate musical theatre summer experience? Challenge yourself with six weeks of intensive triple-threat training at one of the UK’s leading drama schools for musical theatre.

Mountview created the UK’s first specialist three-year musical theatre course and has been training West End and Broadway stars for over 25 years. Our alumni include Olivier award-winners Giles Terera (Hamilton) and Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat), Evening Standard award-winner Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) and most recently Sha Dessi (Eponine in Les Misérables) and Ben Joyce (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys).

With a programme including 200 hours of contact, this course will provide a true conservatoire training experience and offer valuable insight into the requirements of a professional musical theatre performer. If you have a passion for musical theatre and are looking to take your skills to the next level – this is the course for you.

Course content includes:

  • One-to-one singing tutorials
  • Acting through song
  • Dance classes in ballet and jazz (both routine and technique)
  • Performance project with a professional creative team
  • Weekly Q&As with industry professionals – including creatives, casting directors and performers

Classes run Monday to Friday, leaving your evenings and weekends free to immerse yourself in the West End and London culture.

Find out what attendees of our previous musical theatre summer boot camps have said:

If I could describe Mountview in one word it would be sensational. The mentors are some of the most supportive people there are and they make sure each individual person is worked with and taken care of. I want to go back! – Barry

I have never learnt so much in my life. The teachers have been so brilliant; so strict but so funny and right at the same time. The Mountview boot camp has also made me want to fight for this dream of working as a musical theatre actress more than ever. I have just loved it and I miss it every day. Just thank you for everything. – Elena


Singing work will include:

  • One-to-one Tutorials – Individual singing tutorials to develop a robust vocal technique
  • Ensemble – Exploring a range of musical theatre genres. Sessions will focus on harmony, blend and dynamics as well as developing sight reading skills
  • Musicality – Expanding on musical styles and materials, sessions will explore musicianship and varied approaches to vocal delivery
  • Vocal Gym – An ensemble workout session to improve vocal dexterity, strength and range
  • Acting Through Song – Working with a director and musical director to prepare and perform audition material

 

Dance work will include:

  • Ballet – Essential training focusing on posture, strength, flexibility and fluidity of movement
  • Jazz (Technique) – Sessions developing core strength, cardio-fitness, co-ordination and a technical dance facility
  • Jazz (Routine) – A session to enhance skills in picking up choreography and expression through dance

Acting work will include:

  • Character & Text – An exploration of techniques to unlock and portray a character’s psychology, motivations, choices and actions
  • Improvisation – Free flowing improvisation sessions focusing on sustaining character and narrative

 

 

Working with a full professional creative team, these sessions will bring all the disciplines and skills together cementing a professional process and performance.

 

 

A weekly Q&A with industry professionals including creatives, casting directors and performers, these sessions will provide insights into current working practices and allow students to network with existing people in the industry.

 

USEFUL INFO

Course Fee£3,250

The fee for this course is £3,250. Once 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 £1,000 or £2,000 on a schedule to be determined with our team, but the whole balance must be secured no less than one month before the course begins.


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.

How do I audition?

Application for the course is via self-tape. We will ask you to submit two songs.

Each of these songs should be between 1 ½ – 2 ½ minutes long and should be contrasting in style.

At least one of these songs should be from the Musical Theatre repertoire.

Self-Tapes are submitted by posting a web link in the application form – we would suggest using YouTube (we would also request that uploaded auditions are unlisted)

If you have any questions about applying, please contact shortcourses@mountview.org.uk

Do you have accommodation for those taking part?

There is accommodation available close by at Bernard Myers House – an independent Hall of Residence just 15 minutes’ walk away with 123 self-catering ensuite rooms available at £192 per week, including wifi, heating and electricity. Facilities include laundry, bike racks and a 24-hour warden. For more information or to book, visit the Capitol Students website.

How big will the group sizes be?

There will be a maximum of 16 people in each class.

What about COVID-19 restrictions?

Health and Safety has been paramount in the design of the course content, to ensure that the course delivers rigorous training while maintaining the safest possible environment.

If COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were reinstated, meaning the course cannot proceed as planned, you will be offered a full refund and given the opportunity to book onto an alternative online-based course (subject to availability).

Please note that you will be expected to adhere to any COVID-19 building guidelines when attending the course, unless exempt.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Fees & Funding

The fee for this course is £3,250.

Upon offer, a non-returnable deposit of £250 is required to secure a place. Remaining fees may be paid in instalments of £1,000 or £2,000 on a schedule to be determined with our team. Fees must be paid in full no less than one month before the course start date.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Fees for short course are non-transferable.

If a student chooses to withdraw from a course after accepting a place, notice must be provided in writing and a refund will be made available in line with the table below:

Notice of withdrawal received in writing: % of fees refunded

(excluding £250 deposit)

No later than 28 days before course start date 100%
No later than 21 days before course start date 75%
No later than 14 days before course start date 50%
No later than 7 days before course start date 25%
After 7 days before course start date Nil

If a student chooses to leave a course prior to completion, full course fees still apply.

In the event that Mountview cancels or postpones a course due to circumstances beyond our control, any course fees paid will be reimbursed in full. Should a course be cancelled once it has started, fees will be charged for training completed and a relevant % of course fees will be refunded to cover any training not taking place.

Mountview accepts no liability for loss of fees in the event that a student is unable to attend a course due to illness or accident, nor for expenses incurred by the student in advance of attending a course (which may include purchase of equipment, the cost of airfares, hotels) in the event that a course is cancelled or postponed.

It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover any potential losses.


"I had the most amazing time at Mountview. It gave me the best training for the best job in the world."

- Amanda Holden, Mountview Alumna, Actor & TV Presenter

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