Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts has launched a digital showcase that will provide agents and casting directors with showreels of graduates while the school is closed.
The drama school said it was determined that Mountview’s third-year students “will not miss out on any opportunities at this important time in their careers”.
“We have already agreed with our partners University of East Anglia and Trinity College London how our students’ work will be academically assessed to make sure they receive the qualifications for which they have worked so hard over the past three years,” it said, adding: “It is equally important that we provide the best possible showcase of our students to the industry.”
It will now create online showreels for all its graduating acting, actor musicianship and musical theatre students.
It said the platform would include self-taped monologues, songs and instrument work, with Mountview’s in-house creative teams offering direction and support around movement, voice and accompaniment.
“We are working closely with the students on this project, and will release the completed platform to casting directors, agents and other key industry members by the end of April,” it said.
The drama school described now as the “time to re-imagine what the future will be”, and said it hoped colleagues across the industry “will join us to find new ways to work and to support the next generation of talent”.
Last week, students across drama schools raised concerns they would miss out because of schools closing due to the outbreak.