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MA THEATRE DIRECTING

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

  • 6 Apr 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £14000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Mountview’s Theatre Directing students have gone on to work for the UK’s leading theatre companies, in the West End and on Broadway. Graduates have a reputation for clarity, imaginative engagement and leadership and include Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse Michael Longhurst, Joe Murphy (Woyzeck Old Vic), Maria Aberg (Dr Faustus RSC, Little Shop of Horrors Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Iqbal Khan (Antony and Cleopatra RSC)

Teaching is led by Peter James CBE, co-founder of Liverpool Everyman, former Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Lyric Hammersmith and Principal Emeritus of LAMDA. Peter is supported by resident and freelance staff and leading professional theatre practitioners from various disciplines.

The core principle is to develop the unique voice of each student director.

The course takes place over 45 weeks split into three terms. It blends lectures, seminars and workshops with practical work as a director – both assisting professional directors and leading on film and theatre projects. What makes Mountview’s course stand out is that in the third term each student directs his or her own public showcase production, working with a producer, designer and a paid cast.

All modules are compulsory. There is continuous assessment and students have regular tutorials with the course leader throughout the course, supporting module elements and working towards their self-developed MA public directing project. This project is backed up with a written dissertation.

Mountview’s Theatre Directing students have gone on to work for the UK’s leading theatre companies, in the West End and on Broadway. Graduates have a reputation for clarity, imaginative engagement and leadership and include Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse Michael Longhurst, Joe Murphy (Woyzeck Old Vic), Maria Aberg (Dr...

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Course Content

Term 1

MODULES

• The actor’s process

• Rehearsal  techniques (actor & text)

• Structure of dramatic writing

• Developing an approach

• Theatre history project

Term 2

MODULES

• Rehearsal techniques (devising)

• Working with movement

• Developing an approach

• Theatre history project

• Interpretation and realisation

• Collaborating with design & production

• Production planning & processes

• Public production one

• Dramaturgy project

Term 3

MODULES

• Rehearsal techniques (staging)

• Interpretation & realisation

• Collaborating with design & production

• Dramaturgy project

• Public production two

Term 1 MODULES • The actor’s process • Rehearsal  techniques (actor & text) • Structure of dramatic writing • Developing an approach • Theatre history project Term 2 MODULES • Rehearsal...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

02/09/2019

(43 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

06/01/2020

(169 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

03/04/2020

(257 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

06/04/2020

(260 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

25/07/2020

(370 days left)

£14000.00

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Entry Requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA. If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level...

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