Online Introduction to Acting for Stage & Screen

Do you want to improve your skills as an actor, expand your repertoire of techniques and work on your drama process? This four-week online course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the fundamentals of Acting.

Perfect for those who are considering professional drama-training and want to work on their technique for auditions, and also ideal for established performers wanting to take new skills back into their local theatre group.

Mountview has developed a bespoke approach to online training which ensures all courses deliver a rigorous artistic experience while allowing participants to develop and progress. We create a safe space for you to learn directly from industry professionals, within the security of a supportive non-judgemental and encouraging online environment.

  • All courses will be delivered using ZOOM
  • All courses will be 100% live
  • All courses will be taught by professional actors and directors
  • All courses will have a maximum of 12 students per group

This course is open to everyone aged 17+, and we welcome people from all over the globe to our on-line courses. Please note: all class times are UK/GMT time zone.

"I appreciated that this is a safe space… despite this being online I felt very supported and I think we all worked hard as well. It was a supportive and encouraging environment."


Course Details

Tuesday and Thursday evenings

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 15 February – Thursday 10 March


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NB the course delivery for both options is identical, with alternative dates to allow you flexibility or the opportunity to take part in a number of different courses

Following a structured series of workshops, the course will cover:

  • The Actors Role
  • Acting tools and process
  • Improvisation, nurturing instinct and creativity
  • Understanding and using story structure and narrative arc
  • Character development techniques
  • Objective, Intention and Status
  • Approaches to text
  • Scene work (Theatre and TV & Film)
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"Definitely do it, take the chance, even if you're nervous just go into it with an open mind because everyone is in the same boat and really supportive. Be open to try new things and be open to failure because no one's going to judge you and it's all part of the process of growing."



What equipment/space will I need?

All classes will be delivered through the ZOOM platform. To get the most out of the course we would suggest you use a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We would also suggest that you ensure you have a good secure access to Wi-Fi/internet connection. You will also need a suitable space in your home where you can participate in classes/workshops. We would suggest this is a private space that will allow you to engage vocally and physically in the work.

Most importantly you will need a pen and paper – you don’t want to forget key messages!

Who will I be working with?

The sessions will be led by working professionals. All practitioners have worked at the highest level in the industry and are passionate about passing knowledge on to the next generation of actors.

Do I have to do every session?

Ideally yes, so you can get as much out of the course as possible. In order to create a safe space, we will not be filming the workshops, so there won’t be the opportunity to re-watch sessions.

Do I have to audition to get on the course?

No. The courses are open application and accessible for everyone. They are designed to accommodate introductory work for people with little experience, to push people with an intermediate experience and allow the more experienced to brush up on skills.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to grasp the basic fundamentals of an Actors craft. Ideal for those considering applying to drama school and for the passionate amateur actor keen to learn new skills to take back into their local theatre society.

Due to the intensive nature of our courses fluency in the English language is essential.

Is financial support available?

As part of our ongoing commitment to;

  • supporting our local community and,
  • supporting young people from backgrounds under-represented in the performing arts

We have allocated one fee scholarship per course – to be eligible you must be a current Southwark resident or from an underrepresented community.

If you would like to apply for one of these scholarship places please contact for more information.