The Performing Arts National Extended Certificate is a 2 year course equivalent to 1 A Level. It is aimed at developing skills in all of the disciplines associated with the Performing Arts - theatre, music and dance - both as an audience member and as a performer. You will study a combination of practice and theory in order to develop your academic and performing skills to a high level, and you will learn how to improvise performance and interpret texts as well as understand how performances are produced, directed and choreographed. You will develop conceptual understanding as well as team working skills.

This course aims to provide opportunities for students to develop a wide range of performance skills in music, drama, dance and a range of genres. It will develop your understanding of how performers work and how performance has evolved over time, as well as all aspects of the production of a performance - as performers, producers and the audience.

A significant aspect will be your development of team working skills, essential to any successful performance. You can expect to:

This BTEC is studied with 2 other A Levels or Level 3 BTEC equivalent. One  of the other A levels should  be in the Performing Arts area, specifically Drama, Dance, Music Performing, or Music Technology, other good combinations are Film Studies, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, English Literature and Media Studies.

The Performing Arts National Extended Certificate is a 2 year course equivalent to 1 A Level. It is aimed at developing skills in all of the disciplines associated with the Performing Arts - theatre, music and dance - both as an audience member and as a performer. You will study a combination of practice and theory in order to develop your academic and performing skills to a high level, and you will learn how to improvise performance and interpret texts as well as understand how performances are produced, directed and choreographed. You will develop conceptual understanding as well as team working skills.

This course aims to provide opportunities for students to develop a wide range of performance skills in music, drama, dance and a range of genres. It will develop your understanding of how performers work and how performance has evolved over time, as well as all aspects of the production of a performance - as performers, producers and the audience.

Our introductory training course covering HDTV, film and theatre makeup and hair, along with hairdressing and barbering techniques.

Learn the essential skills you need to carve out a career as a professional makeup artist with our Foundation Certificate course. You’ll cover all the areas that you need to start your journey as a makeup and hair artist capable of working on film, TV and theatre productions.

Throughout this full time 14 week course you’ll gain an understanding of the key skills required by any makeup artist, from understanding the basics of makeup application, to creating inspired period and character looks and gory special effects. This course also includes experience working with facial hair application, body painting and basic barbering.

Our course tutors are extremely passionate about their industry, and you will learn from their endless knowledge. They have many years’ experience working on some of the best known films and TV productions in recent years. They will introduce you to the latest products and techniques that are relevant to today’s industry, so you can be sure you will be learning from the best.

Holidays of one to four weeks may be scheduled during your course at appropriate times and, therefore, the duration of your time with us could last from 15 to 18 weeks.

An excellent introduction to the basics of woodwork skills.

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – MUSICAL THEATRE
We are excited to launch our new full-time Certificate of Higher Education Musical Theatre course, which is awaiting validation by University of East Anglia ahead of its launch in September 2024. This course provides students with an artistically safe and supportive environment to develop their creative instincts while also preparing them for future training and career opportunities within the performing arts.
The course is framed by a focus on discovery. Students will be trained to develop their own personal skill strengths, cultivate independent growth, expand their artistic vocabulary and grow as creative artists.
Students will also gain an understanding of different vocational routes and will be given career tutorials to explore their next steps, alongside focussed audition preparation and 1:1 coaching on auditions.
A CertHE course is a great option for students from a wide range of backgrounds, whether you want to develop your skills before progressing to a three-year training option or as a standalone course before entering the industry directly.

LOCATIONS
The CertHE Musical Theatre course runs in several locations, giving students the opportunity to choose a location which is convenient for them.
• London (Mountview)
• Manchester (Z-Arts)
• Birmingham (Midlands Arts Centre)
All course locations are taught by Mountview staff and will cover the same syllabus.

GRADUATE DESTINATIONS
Graduates of the programme have gone onto secure places at Mountview, RADA, Guildhall, LAMDA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban, Emile Dale, LSMT, Laine Theatre Arts, Royal Academy of Music, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Rose Bruford and GSA, as well as going directly to work within the industry.

COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Spanning over two terms of study, the CertHE course offers a fast-paced, vocational training environment.
Throughout the course students will investigate and develop their existing practical skills in Musical Theatre, as well as having the opportunity to work in a rehearsal setting and ultimately present a shared performance.
Students will develop acting, singing, dance and associated skills and the training will also include:
• Audition preparation
• 1:1 coaching in auditions
• Career tutorials
• Theatre trips
• Workshops and assignments
SHOWCASE
Students will have two opportunities to work in a rehearsal setting, each culminating in a shared performance piece.

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – ACTING
We are excited to launch our new full-time Certificate in Higher Education Acting course, which is awaiting validation by University of East Anglia ahead of its launch in September 2024. This course provides students with an artistically safe and supportive environment to develop their creative instincts while also preparing them for future training and career opportunities within the performing arts
The course is framed by a focus on discovery. Students will be trained to develop their own personal skill strengths, cultivate independent growth, expand their artistic vocabulary and grow as creative artists.
Students will also gain an understanding of different vocational routes and will be given career tutorials to explore their next steps, alongside focussed audition preparation and 1:1 coaching on auditions.
A CertHE course is a great option for students from a wide range of backgrounds, whether you want to develop your skills before progressing to a three-year training option or as a standalone course before entering the industry directly.
The CertHE Acting course runs at Mountview, in South London.

GRADUATE DESTINATIONS
Graduates of the programme have gone onto secure places at Mountview, RADA, Guildhall, LAMDA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban, Rose Bruford and GSA, as well as going directly to work in the industry.

COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Spanning over two terms of study, the CertHE course offers a fast-paced, vocational training environment.
Throughout the course students will investigate and develop their existing practical skills in Acting, as well as having the opportunity to work in a rehearsal setting and ultimately present a shared performance.
Students will develop acting, movement and associated skills and the training will also include:

• Audition preparation
• 1:1 coaching in auditions
• Career tutorials
• Theatre trips
• Workshops and assignments

SHOWCASE
Students will have two opportunities to work in a rehearsal setting, each culminating in a shared performance piece.

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – MUSICAL THEATRE
We are excited to launch our new full-time Certificate of Higher Education Musical Theatre course, which is awaiting validation by University of East Anglia ahead of its launch in September 2024. This course provides students with an artistically safe and supportive environment to develop their creative instincts while also preparing them for future training and career opportunities within the performing arts.
The course is framed by a focus on discovery. Students will be trained to develop their own personal skill strengths, cultivate independent growth, expand their artistic vocabulary and grow as creative artists.
Students will also gain an understanding of different vocational routes and will be given career tutorials to explore their next steps, alongside focussed audition preparation and 1:1 coaching on auditions.
A CertHE course is a great option for students from a wide range of backgrounds, whether you want to develop your skills before progressing to a three-year training option or as a standalone course before entering the industry directly.

LOCATIONS
The CertHE Musical Theatre course runs in several locations, giving students the opportunity to choose a location which is convenient for them.
• London (Mountview)
• Manchester (Z-Arts)
• Birmingham (Midlands Arts Centre)
All course locations are taught by Mountview staff and will cover the same syllabus.

GRADUATE DESTINATIONS
Graduates of the programme have gone onto secure places at Mountview, RADA, Guildhall, LAMDA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban, Emile Dale, LSMT, Laine Theatre Arts, Royal Academy of Music, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Rose Bruford and GSA, as well as going directly to work within the industry.

COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Spanning over two terms of study, the CertHE course offers a fast-paced, vocational training environment.
Throughout the course students will investigate and develop their existing practical skills in Musical Theatre, as well as having the opportunity to work in a rehearsal setting and ultimately present a shared performance.
Students will develop acting, singing, dance and associated skills and the training will also include:
• Audition preparation
• 1:1 coaching in auditions
• Career tutorials
• Theatre trips
• Workshops and assignments
SHOWCASE
Students will have two opportunities to work in a rehearsal setting, each culminating in a shared performance piece.

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – ACTING
We are excited to launch our new full-time Certificate in Higher Education Acting course, which is awaiting validation by University of East Anglia ahead of its launch in September 2024. This course provides students with an artistically safe and supportive environment to develop their creative instincts while also preparing them for future training and career opportunities within the performing arts
The course is framed by a focus on discovery. Students will be trained to develop their own personal skill strengths, cultivate independent growth, expand their artistic vocabulary and grow as creative artists.
Students will also gain an understanding of different vocational routes and will be given career tutorials to explore their next steps, alongside focussed audition preparation and 1:1 coaching on auditions.
A CertHE course is a great option for students from a wide range of backgrounds, whether you want to develop your skills before progressing to a three-year training option or as a standalone course before entering the industry directly.
The CertHE Acting course runs at Mountview, in South London.

GRADUATE DESTINATIONS
Graduates of the programme have gone onto secure places at Mountview, RADA, Guildhall, LAMDA, Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban, Rose Bruford and GSA, as well as going directly to work in the industry.

COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Spanning over two terms of study, the CertHE course offers a fast-paced, vocational training environment.
Throughout the course students will investigate and develop their existing practical skills in Acting, as well as having the opportunity to work in a rehearsal setting and ultimately present a shared performance.
Students will develop acting, movement and associated skills and the training will also include:

• Audition preparation
• 1:1 coaching in auditions
• Career tutorials
• Theatre trips
• Workshops and assignments

SHOWCASE
Students will have two opportunities to work in a rehearsal setting, each culminating in a shared performance piece.

This course provides a foundation in acting and can prepare you for further study, either at East 15 or at other acclaimed acting schools. The intention is to help create actors who will have an intellectual as well as a vocational life in the theatre, introducing you to the concepts and mechanics behind each.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Arts is a highly focused exploration of acting techniques and aims to introduce you to the context that gives each theatrical era its distinctive identity. This includes (on a practical level) movement, music, improvisational skills and acting. Overall, it is an intensively practical scheme.

Throughout the three terms, students undertake a number of compulsory modules. These cover audition technique, movement, voice and singing. During the first two terms at the Southend Campus, you are also introduced to acting courses that specialise in Stage Combat, Physical Theatre, Community Theatre and World Performance.

In addition to exploring the history and theory of theatre and its relation to other arts forms, you have regular opportunities to attend performances of plays, music and dance, as well as to visit art galleries, films and relevant historic sites.

This course is taught at both our Loughton and Southend Campuses.

A close-knit and very active department, the Organ Faculty offers programmes for organists to study solo repertoire, hone technical skills and learn the crucial aspects of playing in a wide variety of contexts and styles.

This is for gap-year students preparing for an Oxbridge organ scholarship, or for those who wish to develop organ/choral direction skills before formal university or conservatoire training.
This is for you if you would like to receive Academy training but do not require a full programme of study that leads to a degree. Organ Foundation students are considered as fully-enrolled members of the Academy’s student body, and have equal access to the Academy’s resources (library, computers, practice rooms etc).

Read me aloud