Mountview is a specialist drama school based in the heart of Peckham, south London which has been training actors and production artists for 75 years. In 1992 they became the first provider of specialised musical theatre training in Europe. They are UEA’s longest standing validated partner. Mountview train students at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Mountview’s postgraduate courses provide vocational theatre training allowing students to work together across courses, gaining practical experience and forming an international network of culture professionals.
Mountview and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been in partnership since 1997, a relationship that has been developed through the UEA Drama programme; including collaboration on summer school work and hosting Mountview productions. Mountview offers a variety of foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses including: Theatre Production Arts, Scenic Art and Prop Making, and Performance. The academy offers a variety of specialisms within their degree programmes, such as Musical Theatre and Acting. Specialist MA courses are available in Performance – Acting, Performance – Musical Theatre, Creative Producing, Musical Direction, Theatre Directing, Site Specific Theatre Practice and Theatre for Community and Education. Students who successfully complete validated courses will be awarded a UEA degree qualification.
In 2018 Mountview moved into a new, purpose-built building in Peckham in south east London. Their new home includes two theatres, 23 acting and dance studios, production arts workshops, TV and radio studios as well as cafes and bars. Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools and offers students hands-on and intensive coaching to help them succeed in a competitive industry. Within one year, 95% of their students work professionally. Mountview alumni include Olivier Award winners Rebecca Trehearn and Giles Terera, Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley, Eddie Marsan, Lindsey Coulson, Ken Stott, Douglas Henshall, Mina Anwar and renowned directors Michael Longhurst (Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse), Ed Hall (former Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre), Iqbal Khan and Maria Aberg.
Further Information available at the Mountview website.
UEA Partnerships Office contact is Steven Monsey.