College: MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Kingfisher Place, Clarendon Road, London N22 6XF
Phone: 020 8881 2201
Email: [email protected]
Course: BA (HONS) Performance - Musical Theatre/ Validated by University of East Anglia
“Over 25 years ago Mountview created the UK’s first specialist three-year musical theatre course and our alumni continue to dominate the industry.”
There is a strictly limited number of places available each year and students receive over 30 hours’ contact teaching time – including one-to-one singing lessons – each week.
The course develops technical skills through practical classes, workshops and performances and is split between the three essential musical theatre skills: acting, singing and dance.
In the second year, students apply their skills in collaboration classes which include peer integration and team teaching to enhance creativity and help build connections between subjects. Students engage with a range of classic and contemporary plays and musicals from across the globe for example Orphans by Dennis Kelly, Rabbit by Nina Raine, Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein, After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald, Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. A range of dance styles are also taught including Hip Hop, Latin American, Blues and Folk.
Additionally, there is time given to tailored ‘surgeries’ to focus on detail and help students develop independence and confidence in their practice. Mountview’s Industry Liaison Manager works closely with performance students to understand and prepare them for life as a working actor.
The focus of the third year is film and public performance. Students present a range of productions in Mountview’s theatres and an industry showcase, to agents, casting directors and the general public, as well as create a singing voice reel and film showreel.
In 2020, 100% of performance students graduated with an agent. 95% of students are working in the industry within a year and 70% of long running West End productions feature Mountview graduates.
Mountview alumni include Olivier Award winners Giles Terera MBE (Hamilton) and Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat) and Black British Theatre Award winners Noah Thomas (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and Nicholas McLean (Wicked), as well as actor and broadcaster Amanda Holden.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the Academy as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered
.For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts visit their website https://www.mountview.org.uk/courses/course/ba-hons-performance-musical-theatre/