Validated by the University of East Anglia
A thorough musical theatre training delivered in 45 weeks over three terms of focused practice, rehearsal and study. The essential elements of musical theatre craft – acting, singing and dance – are taught by leading practitioners, giving students an intensive year of learning, grounding their skills, developing their performance and preparing them for a career in musical theatre.
To get the most out of the course, class work must be backed up with rehearsal and practice in students’ own time.
Terms 1 & 2
Students take classes in key skills:
Acting | Screen Acting | Acting through Song | Ballet | Body Conditioning | Combat | Improvisation | Jazz | Sight Reading | Singing | Speech | Tap | Voice
Performance projects include modern text and three book musicals.
Students present fully-staged performances, including a classic or contemporary musical and prepare for work in front of a camera with TV and film workshops. Students also present a professional showcase attended by agents, casting directors and other prominent industry professionals, work on audition skills and hone their CVs with Mountview’s industry liaison office.
Assessments take place at the end of each term and following each performance project. These assessments are central to the development and individual journey of each student, examining work and progress to date and advising on the focus for the next stage of work.
The MA and Postgraduate Diploma courses follow the same intensive programme with those taking the MA option undertaking weekly dissertation seminars alongside their other studies.
MA candidates submit a creative project which demonstrates an analytical, critical and practical exploration of performance practice. This is supported by the submission of a script related to the presentation, project map and critical evaluation along with a final interview.
The MA option can be applied for before the course starts or may be taken up on arrival on the Diploma programme. MA candidates without a recognised degree qualification (2:2 or above) are required to undertake an access assignment before being considered.