An introduction to drama school

An introduction to drama school

Three Weeks

Monday 29 July – Friday 16 August 2019

Mountview’s Summer Boot Camps are designed to offer an introduction and access to world class drama school training at an affordable price: you’ll receive 90 hours of training from Mountview’s expert staff at less than £12 per hour.

Mountview has trained some of the greatest stage and screen actors of our generation including Ken Stott, Lindsey Coulson, Eddie Marsan and Douglas Henshall. This course is your chance to immerse yourself in drama school life, while building your skills.

How to Apply

Download our application form and email it to – we recommend early application to avoid disappointment.

Still need help deciding if this is the course for you this summer? Maybe some feedback from previous years will help…

I can say that the three weeks were by far the best training I have had till this point… every teacher seems like a superhero at their job.

The Summer Boot Camp was the best thing… it was such an exciting learning experience… we did so many plays and it has definitely unlocked something in me and given me so much confidence and clarity that I definitely want to pursue acting as a career. To sum up, awesome, fabulous and perfect.

Course Content

Week one includes 30 hours of intensive professional actors’ training. Sessions will cover:

Acting: unlock creativity and explore truth and connection to character.
Voice: an introduction to the principles of vocal technique teaching you how to use this amazing instrument
Movement: discover how to access character through observation and physicality, explore the importance of body language and connect your body to the text

Master these key skills and you’ll be on your way to becoming a professional actor.

“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you…”

Five days of practical work demystifying and breathing contemporary life into Shakespeare’s words. Unlock the secrets of acting the world’s greatest playwright and learn how to bring his characters to life.

This week will take the fear out of understanding and acting Shakespeare.

Get the inside track to success at drama school auditions. You will learn how to pick and prepare the best classic and contemporary monologues for you, avoid clichés, and bring your character to life.

With only a few short minutes to impress an audition panel, make those minutes count!

This week is packed with rehearsal and mock auditions, advice and tips.


  • Three Week Acting Boot Camp
  • £1,050

Additional costs

There are plenty of local accommodation options locally including self-catering student halls just 20 minutes by bus from Mountview: Halsmere Studios Student Accommodation.

Come to Mountview and you will attend an academy where the staff is dedicated to helping you get the best out of your training.

Dame Judi Dench

Entry requirements

To apply for the Summer Boot Camp: Acting, please download the application form and email it to

Applicants must be aged 17 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.

2019 Prospectus