BA (Hons) Acting
Mountview’s vocational actor training will thoroughly prepare you for a career in theatre, TV, film and recorded arts.
The course develops technical skills through a combination of workshops and performances. Classes are designed to inspire imaginative engagement and develop practical experience, encouraging students to take risks, develop strengths and expand their acting range.
Early application is strongly encouraged.
Notable Acting graduates include:
• GILES TERERA – Hamilton (West End), Othello (National Theatre)
• LOUISA HARLAND – Derry Girls (Channel 4)
• EDDIE MARSAN – The Power (Amazon Prime), Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox)
• JIM HOWICK – Ghosts (BBC), Horrible Histories (BBC)
• BRENDAN COYLE - Downton Abbey (ITV)
COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Study takes place over three 12-week terms a year for three years. Students work in small classes and receive over 25 hours of direct teaching time each week.
The course is delivered through classes, projects workshops and performance opportunities. During the course students engage in a range of performance projects, working on Shakespeare, contemporary plays and musicals as well as devising original work. The first half of each term is devoted to skills classes whilst in the second half of each term these skills are applied to performance projects.
In the second year, skills are further explored in collaboration classes which include peer integration and team teaching to enhance your creativity and help you to make connections between subjects.
Additionally, there is time given to tailored ‘surgeries’ to focus on detail and help develop independence and confidence in each individual’s practice.
The focus of the third year is public performance, film and recorded voice. Students work with professional creative teams to present a range of productions and an industry showcase, and create a voice and film showreel.
Audiences for third year productions will include agents, casting directors and other industry figures, as well as the general public.
Students also work closely with Mountview’s Industry Liaison Manager to understand and prepare for life as a working performer.