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Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts expands its world-class offering with a full-time Musical Theatre CertHE across two terms, offered in Birmingham, as well as London, Manchester, and Exeter from September

MAC is pleased to be partnering with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for the launch of their new two-term Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Musical Theatre. This course will now run across four locations including MAC, which will welcome its first class of students in September 2024.

This is the first time Mountview has offered a CertHE, building on its outstanding reputation and student offering. The CertHE replaces Mountview’s Foundation Musical Theatre course, which previously ran in London and Manchester, and will provide students with an artistically safe and supportive environment where they can develop their creative instincts and prepare for careers in the performing arts. Students will also now be able to apply for student loans pending validation of the course by the University of East Anglia.

As well as being available in London (Mountview) and Manchester (Z-arts), students will have the opportunity to study the Musical Theatre CertHE at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham. The course will also run in Exeter (Exeter Phoenix). The course will include 30 hours of training per week, and successful applicants will be eligible to apply for loans and other funding pending validation of the course by the University of East Anglia. The application deadline is 3 June 2024.

Sally Ann Gritton, Principal of Mountview, said: “We are proud to extend Mountview’s training opportunities to Birmingham and Exeter, building on our current offering in London and Manchester. By expanding our training beyond our home in Peckham, we are excited to be able to bring world-class training to new students across the country and open up access to the dramatic arts.”

Students will study full-time for two terms developing their personal strengths and growing as creative artists. Students will gain an understanding of potential vocational routes through career tutorials alongside audition preparation and individual coaching. They will hone their acting, singing and dancing skills, culminating in a shared performance at the end of each term.

The course will serve either as preparation for an undergraduate degree at Mountview or elsewhere, or as a standalone programme prior to beginning a career in the performing arts. With its launch, Mountview broadens the scope of its training and thus the future of the creative industries.

Applications for all locations are now open and will close on 3 June 2024.

First round auditions will take place online and candidates will need to submit a film of them performing their selected material. Details of how to submit the application, along with tips and filming advice will be sent upon application.

Successful candidates will be invited for an in-person recall.

Apply here.